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Downer, George Henry
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 18, credited to Lunenburg, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 7/2/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. I, 3rd VT INF, d/dis 4/23/62

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VITALS
Birth: abt 1843, Lunenburg, VT
Death: 04/23/1862

Burial: Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, VA
Marker/Plot: B/4292
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown

Remarks: None
DESCENDANTS
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BURIAL:
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Hampton National Cemetery, VA

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Articles

THE HEALTH OF THE VERMONT BRIGADE

Most accounts from the boys before Yorktown agree in recording the state of health among our troops are very good.

Nelson Blodgett of Co. I. 3d regiment died at Newport News two weeks ago. Blodgett went from Waterford, and leaves a wife and two children.

Henry Downer, of the same company, was so low, that at last account wasn’t expected to live. Downer went from Lunenburg. We copy a letter we received here the present week:

“ We’ve got tough enough so that we can lie down upon the ground with no covering but our overcoat, and have it rain all night, and then contrive to get a pretty good night’s rest: but I tell you what it is, such a life that it makes a fellow grow old pretty fast.

The remains of fortifications built here during the time of the Revolution are quite plain to be seen. There is an old rifle pit just in front of our camp, and farther down toward Yorktown the old forts are to be seen. In digging graves for our men they dug the remains of some old Revolutionary soldiers. The brass buttons were in good state of preservation.”

St. Johnsbury Caledonian, May 2, 1862

At Newport News, Va., April 23 of Typhoid Fever, Joseph H. Downer, formerly of Lunenburg, Vt., 19 years of age--He was a member of Co. I, 3rd Vermont Regiment.

St. Johnsbury Caledonian, May 9, 1862

Courtesy of Deanna French.