Age: 20, credited to Jericho, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 8/21/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. K, 5th VT INF, reen 12/15/63, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, pr CPL, tr to VRC 2/21/65, m/o 4/27/65
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Birth: 1837, Ireland
Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 22965929
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/12/1865
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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St. Joseph Cemetery, Burlington, VT
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Patrick Downs died Saturday at the hone of his son, James Downs in Paterson, N. J., where he had made his home since the death of his wife last January. Death was due to apoplexy, which was brought on by a bullet received in his left breast during the Civil War.
Mr. Downs was born in County Clare, Ireland, 79 years ago. He came to America when about 15 years of age and had since that time lived in this city. When the Civil War broke out he enlisted in Company K, Fifth Vermont volunteers. He finished one enlistment of three years, re-enlisted and served until he was wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness. He was sent home for hospital treatment, but rejoined his company and served with the regiment until it was mustered out at the close of the war. He obtained a letter from President Lincoln commending his action in capturing a famous rebel spy while on picket duty. Mr. Downs is survived by an only son.
The funeral was held this morning at St. Mary's Cathedral. Rev. F. A. Barry officiated. The bearers were six members of the G. A. R. of which Mr. Downs was a member. Interment was in St. Joseph's cemetery.
There was a number of beautiful floral pieces from friends and relatives and a handsome pillow from the members of the G. A. R.
Among those from out of town to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. James Downs of Paterson, N. J.
Source: Burlington Daily News, April 3, 1916.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.