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Federal (USV)


George W. Downing

(c. 1838 - ?)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

Fromm Somersworth, he enlisted at age 23 in Company D, 5th New Hampshire Infantry on 18 September 1861. He mustered as Corporal on 12 October.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was appointed Sergeant, date not given. He was discharged on disability on 6 February 1863 at Falmouth, VA.

References & notes

Basic information from Child1.


c. 1838; Somersworth, NH


1   Child, M.D., William, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Bristol (NH): R.W. Musgrove, Printer, 1893, Roster, pp. 36 - 63  [AotW citation 13389]