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Downs, Henry W.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Pownal, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, 14th VT INF, 8th MA INF
Service: enl 8/27/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. A, 14th VT INF, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, m/o 7/30/63; enl, Pownall, 7/8//64, m/i, Pvt, Co. B, 8th MA INF, 7/16/64, m/o 11/10/64; enl 2/20/65, m/i 2/20/65, Pvt, Co. A, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Petersburg, 3/25/65, Petersburg VA, m/o 5/22/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1844, Bennington, VT
Death: 04/28/1898

Burial: Veterans Home Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 95667073

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/26/1890, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Died at Bennington Soldiers' Home

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Veterans Home Cemetery, Bennington, VT

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Obituary

Died at Vermont Soldiers' Home, April 22, Henry W. Downs, aged 54 years. Comrade Downs served three months in Co. B, 8th Massachusetts Infantry, and one year in Co. A, 2d Vermont Infantry, and was admitted to the Home March 25, 1898, from Bennington. His burial was in the Home cemetery. Death No. 87.

Source: Bethel Courier, May 5, 1896
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.