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Virtual Cemetery Page 11

The Final Resting Places of 23rd PA Soldiers
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The grave of Private William Vaughn of Company K. He was born November 4th 1831. He is buried at Lower Merion Baptist Church in Lower Merion PA. He mustered in on September 5th 1861. He was released on a Surgeons Certificate on December 10th 1862. He died on May 16th 1894.
Grave of Pvt. Thomas Dye. He is buried at Philadelphia National Cemetery in Philadelphia.

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Grave of Musician James Tate of Company E, 23rd PA. His picture appears on page 109 of the unit History as well as in the Original Photos section of the website. He was born July 23rd 1846. He mustered into service at the arsenal in Philadelphia on August 14th 1861. By General order the musicians were sent home in 1862 and James re-enlisted with the 2nd Conn. Light Artillery. He was mustered out of service on June 16th 1865. He after the war became a detective with the Philadelphia Police Department. He died on September 12th 1906 and is buried at Westminster Cemetery in Bala Cynwhd, PA. This is a beautiful well kept Cemetery and they have been excellent with my geneological work.
The Grave of Pvt Jacob Fow of Company D. He is buried at Mt Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia. I found his headstone broken and tipped over in August of 2003. I uprighted it with a van jack.

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Grave of Pvt William Greene of Company I. He mustered in on August 13th 1861. After three years of service he was mustered out on September 8th 1864. He then re-enlisted and was placed in the 82nd PA Company H. He is buried at Washington Boro Church of God Cemetery in Lancaster County,PA.
Grave of Sgt. William H. Myers of Company I. He was mustered in on September 4th 1861. On May 3rd 1863 at the Battle of 2nd Fredericksburg, he was wounded as the 23rd charged Marye's Heights, capturing the Washington Artillery. He was mustered out with the regiment on September 8th 1864. He reenlisted as was transfered to Company K of the 82nd PA. He was promoted to 2nd Lt. Just three days before Lee's surrender he was killed at the Battle of Sailors Creek on April 6th 1865. He was the last Birney Zouave to be killed in action. He is buried at Fairview Cemetery in Wrightsville ,PA. His photo is on page 91 in the units history and also on the original photos page.

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