John F Downey

John F Downey

Birth
Death 1 Apr 1862
Burial Lovettsville, Loudoun County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 42883462 · View Source
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23-year old John served as a civilian guide and scout for Gen. John W. Geary of the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry; Geary was formerly a businessman in Loudoun County who knew John's father, mill owner James Downey of Taylorstown. John was killed in a rebel ambush in Fauquier County while guiding a squad of Michigan cavalry to Marshall to obtain a coffin. Gen. Geary arranged for John's body to be sent back to Lovettsville. (From Chamberlin and Souders, "Between Reb and Yank.")


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son of J M and A E Downey at 23 years in the service of country

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  • Created by: Gary Virts
  • Added: 9 Oct 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 42883462
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John F Downey (unknown–1 Apr 1862), Find a Grave Memorial no. 42883462, citing New Jerusalem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lovettsville, Loudoun County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Gary Virts (contributor 47181338) .