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Downs, Albert M.


Age: 19, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 57th NY INF
Service: enl, NYC, 7/17/61, m/i, Pvt, Co. I, 57th NY INF, 8/14/61, m//o 8/13/64

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Birth: 10/06/1841, Pownal, VT
Death: 02/13/1928

Burial: Park Lawn Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 95664011


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/23/1890, 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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Park Lawn Cemetery, Bennington, VT

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Albert A. Downs

Springfield Republican

Feb. 14, 1928


Made Annual Trips to Graves of Fellow Soldiers - Was Past Commander

Bennington, Feb. 13 - Albert M. Downs, Civil war veteran who had served more than 2 terms as commander of the Bennington Grand Army post, died at the Soldiers' home here today. It was his custom every year during the week before Memorial day to make pilgrimages to the graves of civil war veterans, the location of which he knew better than anyone in this section, and for 49 years he had made annual trips to the Towslee cemetery at Pownal, Vt. For many years he drove by horse and team, later he used a trolly, and recently members of the Legion carried him on these tours in their automobiles.

He was born in Pownal in October 1841, and at the death of his parents inherited the farm upon which he was born. About 1904 he sold the property and moved to Bennington, . He had lived here since that time.

Mr. Downs was one of 22 young men from Pownal who went to Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., early in the Civil War to enlist in an independent regiment. The regiment was not formed but he was sworn into service as a member of Co. L, 57th New York volunteers, for three years' service.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.