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Downs, Henry W.

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

Burial: Veterans Home Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 95667073
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
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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Died at Vermont Soldiers Home, April 22, Henry W. Downer, 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.

West Randolph Herald and News, May 5, 1898
Courtesy of Deanna French