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Henry W. Downs
Birth: Aug. 29, 1844
Jamaica
Windham County
Vermont, USA
Death: Jul. 2, 1911
Dayton
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served during the Civil War as a Sergeant in Company I, 8th Vermont Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Third Battle of Winchester, Virginia on September 19, 1864. His citation reads "With one comrade, voluntarily crossed an open field, exposed to a raking fire, and returned with a supply of ammunition, successfully repeating the attempt a short time thereafter". He ended the war with a commission of Lieutenant. His Medal was awarded to him on December 13, 1893. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Dayton National Cemetery
Dayton
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section Q, Row 7, Grave 24
GPS (lat/lon): 39.74604, -84.26144
 
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Record added: Feb 25, 2000
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- Wagon Master
 Added: Feb. 1, 2017
Lieutenant, thank you for your gallant service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Aug. 29, 2016
One of our best!
- J. Bruce Fox
 Added: Aug. 29, 2016
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