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Maj Robert Henry Downman
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Birth: Sep. 9, 1833
Upperville
Fauquier County
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 8, 1891
Virginia, USA

Son of John Bartholomew and his cousin Harriett Jane (Downman) Downman. Brother of Lieut John Joseph Downman, also of the 4th Virginia Cavalry.
Married to Frances "Fanny" Scott Horner 4/30/1856; father of James Wilmot, Harriet Jane, Robert Henry, Frederick Horner, Francis Gustavus, Julian Rommey, Severe Lovell, Rawleigh William (same day birth/death), and Annie Brown.
Attended Univ. of Virginia; postwar Fauquier County Clerk of Courts.

Company H "Black Horse Cavalry", 4th Virginia Cavalry, Mumford's Brigade, Fitzhugh Lee's Division, Cavalry, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.

Enlisted on 4/25/1861 at Layton's Stone, Fauquier County, he was mustered into "H" Co. VA 4th Cavalry as a Private.
9/24/1861 Transferred from Company H to Company F with promotion to Commissary Sergeant.
1/9/1863 Transfered from Company F to Company G with promotion to Captain.
1/25/1863 Transferred from Company G to Field & Staff with promotion to Major.

The 4th Cavalry Regiment, "Escorts to Gen. Stonewall Jackson", completed its organization at Sangster's Cross Roads, Prince William County, Virginia, in September, 1861. Its members were recruited in the counties of Prince William, Chesterfield, Madison, Culpeper, Powhatan, Goochland, Hanover, Fauquier, Buckingham, and the City of Richmond.
It participated in the Battle of Williamsburg, the Seven Days' Battles, 2nd Manassas, Maryland campaigns, Fredericksburg, Kelly's Ford, Chancellorsville, Brandy Station, Upperville, Gettysburg, Bristoe, Mine Run, The Wilderness, Todd's Tavern, Spotsylvania, Haw's Shop, Bethesda Church, the Shenandoah Valley with Early and around Appomattox.

 (bio by: BigFrench) 
 
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  Frances Scott Horner Downman (1837 - 1900)
 
Burial:
Warrenton Cemetery
Warrenton
Fauquier County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: BigFrench
Record added: Sep 23, 2006
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