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This is the Grave of Private Henry G. Hooper Company O , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on September 4th 1861 . On September 8th 1861, he moved with the Regiment to Washington D.C, where he was encamped just three miles north of the Capitol on “The Queen’s Farm” at Camp Graham . He was there with the Regiment during the cold winter months and in December of 1861; Typhoid Fever broke out within the Camp which resulted in the Death of Fifty-One men of the 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. It was decided on March 12th 1862 to move the camp to higher ground in Bladensburg, Maryland to rid the epidemic and ready the Soldiers for campaign. The 23rd Pennsylvania moved to Bladensburg and were encamped at Camp Clark . On March 4th 1862, an order was given that Four Companies of the 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, L,O,P, and R, were to be transferred to the 61st Pennsylvania Volunteers. This order was met with much protest since the men enlisted as the 23rd PA Regiment and did not enlist to fight with the 61st PA. After a time, however, the men obeyed the order. Henry G. Hooper of Company O , now was transferred to Company H of the 61st PA Volunteers . He was discharged on a Surgeons Certificate on December 2nd 1862. His death occurred on February 10th 1923. He is buried at Hampton National Cemetery in Hampton,Virginia.
This is the Grave of Private George W. Crawford Company D , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He was born in Philadelphia in 1840. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on August 22nd, 1861 . On September 8th 1861, he moved with the Regiment to Washington D.C, where he was encamped just three miles north of the Capitol on “The Queen’s Farm” at Camp Graham . He was there with the Regiment during the cold winter months and in December of 1861; Typhoid Fever broke out within the Camp which resulted in the Death of Fifty-One men of the 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. It was decided on March 12th 1862 to move the camp to higher ground in Bladensburg, Maryland to rid the epidemic and ready the Soldiers for campaign. The 23rd Pennsylvania moved to Bladensburg and were encamped at Camp Clark . He was mustered out of Service on September 8th 1864. After the War, He returned to Philadelphia. His death occurred on March 29th 1922. He is buried at Woodlands Cemetery in Philadelphia,PA in Section 6, Lot 163E ,Grave 1.

You can view a Photo of George W. Crawford on Page 35 of the 23rd Pennsylvania, Original Photos pages.

This is the Grave of Musician/Private Henry Durfor Company D , Three Month Volunteers. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on April 21st 1861. He served with the Regiment during thier Three Month Campaign and Battle of Falling Waters . He was mustered out of the 23rd PA on July 31st, 1861. He reenlisted on September 19 1861, as a Private in the 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers ,Company K . He was captured and made a Prisoner from August 19, 1864, to April, 1865. He was mustered out of service on June 16 1865. After the War, He returned to Philadelphia. His death occurred on November 18th 1922. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia at Site 20135.
This is the Grave of Private/Captain* Henry J. Copestick Company F , Three Month Volunteers. He was born in Philadelphia (Germantown) on April 5 1842. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on April 21st 1861. He served with the Regiment during thier Three Month Campaign and Battle of Falling Waters . He was mustered out of the 23rd PA on July 31st, 1861. He reenlisted October 4 1861, as a Private in the 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers ,Company I . Promoted to 1st Sgt June 14 1865 and commissioned Captain. June 13, 1865, not mustered; mustered out with Company, June 30, 1865; Vet. After the War he returned to Philadelphia and was active in Freemasonry being members of Lodge #296,Mitchell Lodge, Royal Arch #296 and Philadelphia Commandery, No. 2, Knights Templar. His death occurred on March 15th 1903. He is buried at Ivy Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania .

Obituary:

Captain Henry Copestick died at his home, 5845 Magnolia Ave, age 62 years. Interment at Ivy Hill Cemetery.

FUNERAL OF CAPTAIN COPESTICK. March 21, 1903, "Germantown Guide":

Captain Henry J. Copestick, a veteran of the Civil War, died last Sunday at his home 5815 Magnolia Avenue, in his sixty-third year. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon, and was largely attended by representatives of Mitchell Lodge, No. 296, Free and Accepted Masons, Germantown; Royal Arch Chapter, No. 208; Philadelphia Commandery, No. 2, Knights Templar ; Masonic Veterans;

Lu Lu Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S., Oasis of Philadelphia;

Walker Lodge, No. 306, I.O.O.F.;

Ellis Post, No. 6, G.A.R.; Jubal Cain Lodge, No. 166,

A.O.U.W., and of Company I, Eighty-eighth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, of which regiment the deceased was a member.

This is the Grave of Private Henry W. Wise Company R , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was born in Philadelphia in 1841. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on September 4th 1861 . On September 8th 1861, he moved with the Regiment to Washington D.C, where he was encamped just three miles north of the Capitol on “The Queen’s Farm” at Camp Graham . He was there with the Regiment during the cold winter months and in December of 1861; Typhoid Fever broke out within the Camp which resulted in the Death of Fifty-One men of the 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. It was decided on March 12th 1862 to move the camp to higher ground in Bladensburg, Maryland to rid the epidemic and ready the Soldiers for campaign. The 23rd Pennsylvania moved to Bladensburg and were encamped at Camp Clark . On March 4th 1862, an order was given that Four Companies of the 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, L,O,P, and R, were to be transferred to the 61st Pennsylvania Volunteers. This order was met with much protest since the men enlisted as the 23rd PA Regiment and did not enlist to fight with the 61st PA. After a time, however the men obeyed the order. Henry W. Wise of Company R , now was transferred to Company I of the 61st PA Volunteers. Henry W. Wise was Wounded at The Battle of Ft. Stevens Washington D.C. on July 12th 1864. He was mustered out of Service on September 7th 1864. After the War, He returned to Philadelphia. His death occurred on October 5th 1930. He is buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in Section R, Lot 113, Grave 1.


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