John S. Downs(1829 - 1862)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Company officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
At age 32 he enrolled in the Fourth New York Volunteer Infantry on 22 April 1861 in New York City to serve two years. He was appointed First Lieutenant, Company G, on 25 April 1861 (mustered 7 May), and Captain, Company B, 26 May 1861 when Captain Samuel S. May resigned.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action on 17 September at Antietam.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic service data from Phisterer1. His gravesite is online from FindAGrave.
Death Date: 09/17/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton, OH
1 Phisterer, Frederick, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 6 volumes, Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1909-12, Vol. 2, pg. 1744 [AotW citation 1082]
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