|Captain Louis Hillebrand and 1st Sgt. William R. Peddle, Company B, with The Company Cook, a freed slave.They were a part of the Gymnast Zouaves of The 23rd Pennsylvania.
Captain William R. Peddle Company B , 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers, also known by their nickname, “Birney’s Zouaves”. He was born in Philadelphia in 1843. He enlisted into the 23rd Pennsylvania at the Schuylkill Arsenal in Philadelphia on August 2nd 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 resigned in On 12/16/1862 and was commissioned into "A" Co. PA 157th Infantry as Lt. He was promoted again to Captain on March 13th 1864. On July 7th 1864 he was severely wounded in the Chest at Petersburg,VA.
* Hospitalized 7/13/1864 David's Island, NY Harbor (DeCamp Hospital)
* Hospitalized 9/15/1864 Annapolis, MD (Officer's Hospital)
After the War he moved to Washington D.C. and worked for the Pension Bureau. He died on June 28th 1906.
He was discharged for wounds on 9/27/1864 at Annapolis, MD
(Discharged from Officer's Hospital)
Louis Hillebrand died on April 2nd 1912 in Philadelphia. You can view a photo of his Grave on Page 22 of The Virtual Cemetery Page.
Sgt. William R. Peddle died on June 26th 1906 in Washington D.C.. You can view a photo of his Grave on Page 81 of The Virtual Cemetery Page.
You can view a photo of a twig that Sgt. William R. Peddle saved from Camp Graham on Page 1 of the 23rd Pennsylvania, Traveling Artifacts Pages.
|Andrew J. Albany and James Kelly, Corporals of Company D 23d PA. Kelly and Albany reenlisted and were transfered to the 82nd PA in September 1864. Albany is buried in Levington Cemetery in Roxborough, PA. See Virtual Cemetery.
|Corp. Albert G Russell Co. C 23d PA. Mustered in August 2, 1861, re-enlisted. Killed at Cold Harbor,VA on June 1st 1864.
|Corp. Alexander Johnson Company F 23d PA. Transfered to Company E 82nd PA on September 8 1864. Discharged a vet on June 17 1865.