— First Brigade, Third Division, Sixth Corps —
(Front):23d Pa. Vols.
was placed in reserve in rear
of this position at 9.30 a.m.
of the 3d, and subsequently
five companies advanced
into the breast-works.
During the heavy cannonade
it moved with the Brigade to
support the 'left centre'.
loss in the action:
two officers and twenty-nine
enlisted men killed and
Mustered in at Philadelphia for three month's service April 21, 1861.
Mustered out July 31, 1861. Remustered for three years service August 2, 1861.
Mustered out Sept. 8, 1864
Veterans and recruits transferred to 82d P.V.
Our Corps Commanders:
Patterson, Keys, Franklin, Sedgwick, Wright.
Our Division Commanders:
Cadwaller, Buell, Couch, Newton, Wheaton, Bartlett, Terry, Russell
Official list of actions participated in by the 23d. P.V.
Falling Waters, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, White Oak Swamp, Turkey Bend, Charles City X Roads, Malvern Hill, Chantilly, Fredericksburg, Mine Run, Marye's Heights, Gettysburg, Salem Church, Funkstown, Rappahannock Station, Hanover Court House in 1864, Cold Harbor, Petersburg from June 19 to July 9, Fort Stevens, and Shenandoah Valley Campaign with Sixth Corps until August 21, 1864 when ordered home for muster out.
139 killed, 520 wounded and 88 died.
About 8 p.m. of July 1. it marched from Manchester thirty seven miles reaching the field about 2 p.m. of July 2. Going into position about 5 p.m. with Shaler's Brigade, near Little Round Top. On morning of July 3. ordered to Culp's Hill, where it remained until ordered to support of left centre. Started in pursuit of Lee July 5.
This tablet was erected August 1886 by the survivors of the 23d. Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and its friends.
Our Brigade Commanders:
Thomas, Graham, Abercrombrie, Wessels, Cochrane, Shaler, Edwards.
Our Regimental Commanders:
Dare, Birney, Neill, Ely, Glenn.