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Newspaper Clippings pertaining to the 23rd PA
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From The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 8th 1862. Diabled Soldiers arrive in New York, Upon the Steamer, "Daniel Webster". Among them was James A. Hock of the 23rd Pennsylvania Band.
From The Philadelphia Inquirer on February 2nd 1863This is the Marriage announcement of Private Thomas Hansell Company A , Three Month Volunteers. He was born in Philadelphia in 1841, Pennsylvania, first child of William Frederick Hansell and Elizabeth Wood Hansell. 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 on July 31st 1861. After the War, He returned to Philadelphia.In 1862, Thomas and his cousin Amos Hansell were in a short-lived partnership, A & T Hansell, retail druggists at NW 9th and Noble. Thomas apparently continued this enterprise until his death. On January 29, 1863, Thomas married Johanna M. Taylor. Two days later, on January 31, 1863, Thomas died of consumption at his father-in-law’s home. He is buried in the Taylor plot at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in Section 7, Lot 209, Grave 4. Oddly enough, his Marriage announcement and obituary were featured in the same Newspaper.

Special thanks to Nancy Ettensperger for the information on Thomas Hansell used in this writeup.

This is A Newspaper Record of Private Andrew Lang Company B , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. He took ill while enlisted in the 23rd PA, on September, while at York Hospital in Baltimore,MD he was Transfered to the 82nd Pennsylvania, Company F. He was admitted to York,PA U.S. General Hospital on October 30th 1864.His death occurred on November 7th 1864. He is buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in York, Pennsylvania in Section Soldiers Circle near the Office. This Newspaper page was from The Lancaster Intellenger on November 5th 1864.

You can view a Photo of the Grave of Andrew Lang on Page 29 of the 23rd Pennsylvania, Virtual Cemetery pages. We do not have a Photo of Andrew Lang, if anyone has a photo or any further information,please contact us.

From The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 24th 1862. From the Encampment in Washington D.C at Camp Clark . The announcement that Thomas Neill has taken over Command of the 23rd PA Volunteers from newly promoted General David Bell Birney.
From The San Francisco Call, august 12th 1895. Memorial Day Services for Departed Veterans including Robert Carnahan of the 23rd PA, Company K. He was also the Post Commander for Major Eddy Post G.A.R. Special Thanks to Eileen Campost for the image and information.

You can view a Photo of Robert Carnahan's Grave on Page 67 of the 23rd Pennsylvania, Virtual Cemetery pages.

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