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Virtual Cemetery Page 23

The Final Resting Places of 23rd PA Soldiers
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The grave of Sgt. Charles L. Snivley, Company B, 23rd PVI. Charles L. Snivley was born on March 26th 1837 in Philadelphia ,PA. He was mustered in as a Private of Company B, 23rd Pen Vols. on August 2nd 1861 and sent to Washington D.C., Camp Graham. He seen battle for the first time on the Penninsula in 1862 and escaped without injury. At the Battle of 2nd Fredericksburg on May 3rd 1863 the 23rd PA charged Marye's Heights, right into the face of the Washington Artillery. Charles was wounded there severely, a wound that would aggrivate him for the rest of his life. He seen some of the men in his regiment as well as many others killed by shot and shell. This would have a damaging effect on his life after the war. He was promoted from the ranks to Sgt. and then discharged honorably on September 8th 1864. He moved to Erie PA to start a new life. Near the Canadian border he lived. Often he had nightmares of his Civil War Experience and was torchured by these dreams and aggrivated by his wounds. He entered the Soldiers Home in Erie in 1887, a place for wounded war veterans who have no place to go, to live. In 1898 he was ruled insane. He continued in this torture until the morning of July 24th 1901 when he shot himself in the head. He is buried with alot of his fellow soldiers (Including three from the 82nd PA) at the Soldiers Home Cemetery in Erie , PA in Section E Lot 5 Grave 3.
Grave of Pvt. Thomas Morley of Company F, 23rd PVI. He was mustered into service on August 2nd 1861 at the Aresenal in Philadelphia as a member of the 23rd PA Volunteers (3 Month Service). During his brief service he fought against Thomas J Jackson at The Battle of Falliing Waters. He is buried in Hood Cemetery in Plot 391. Thanks to Gene Stackhouse for the information and photo.
Grave of Pvt. James Hamilton of Company F, 23rd Penn. Vol. Infantry. He was mustered into service on August 10th 1861. He was shot at Cold Harbor on June 1st 1864 and died on August 31st 1864 in Philadelphia. He is buried at Philadelphia National Cemetery in Section B Grave 432.
The Grave of Pvt. Hiram Moore, Company L 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. Hiram mustered into service on August 18th 1861 in Philadelphia. The unit was sent to Washington D.C in September and made camp at Camp Graham ,about three miles nortth of the Capitol. In November, Typhoid Fever broke out and Hiram caught it. He died there of Typhiod on January 30th 1862. His body was returned home to White Haven, PA and buried in Laurel Cemetery.
Grave of Pvt Louis Nagle, Company G, 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. He is buried at St. Pauls Lutheran Evangelical Church Cemetery in Philadelphia.
Grave of Private John H. Kennedy of Company D, 23rd PVI. John H. Kennedy mustered into service on August 2nd 1861. He served three years and reenlisted. He was transfered to Company H of the 82nd Pennsylvania. He was discharged a vet on July 13th 1865. He died on September 25th 1915. He is buried at Hampton National Cemetery in Section A Grave 10808.

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