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Henry W. Downs

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.

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  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 597447
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry W. Downs (29 Aug 1844–2 Jul 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 597447, citing Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .