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Sylvanus Downer
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Birth: Sep. 10, 1820
Thetford
Orange County
Vermont, USA
Death: Nov. 5, 1864
Andersonville
Sumter County
Georgia, USA

At the Anderson Memorial Gun in the Yantic Cemetery one can find concentric circles of soldiers' graves with a 30-pounder Parrot rifle mounted on an iron carriage at the center next to an American flag that flies day and night. Of the 30 men from Norwich who were captured and interred at Andersonville, 15 died from starvation, exposure, disease, or execution. In early 1866 Norwich became the first Northern city to retrieve the bodies of its soldiers who had perished there when they brought back the remains of 9 of the 15 soldiers who could be identified. A public service for their re-interment was held on February 1st, 1866 which was preceded by the closing of local businesses and a parade then followed by an 8-course dinner at the Chelsea Hotel.
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from a member 9/2012:
He was born Sept 10, 1820 Thetford, Orange County, Vermont, United States. He was the son of James Downer Jr (10/23/1761 - 3/8/1849) Find A Grave Memorial# 90469489 and Hannah (Little) Downer (1781 -6/10/1836) # 90469599. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Downer
  Hannah Downer (1781 - 1836)
 
 Sibling:
  Sylvanus Downer (1820 - 1864)
  Sylvanus Downer (1820 - 1864)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Civil War
 
Note: Died at Andersonville.
 
Burial:
Yantic Cemetery
Norwich
New London County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: Kat
Record added: Apr 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51306243
Sylvanus Downer
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Sylvanus Downer
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 Added: Apr. 18, 2010
 
 
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