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DOWNING, Maj. Abisha

Male 1838 - 1916  (77 years)


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  • Name DOWNING, Abisha 
    Title Maj. 
    Prefix Maj. 
    Birth 5 Aug 1838  OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
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    Death 29 Mar 1916  OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial Waverly, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Evergreen Union Cemetery 
    Person ID I23570  Puffers
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2020 

    Family ID F13728  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • A Civil War veteran, private, in Company G, First Ohio Infantry, as a private, for three months, and was discharged about Aug. 1, 1861. In Sep 1861, he set about recruiting a company for 3 years service. He was successful and reported to camp at Chillicothe, Ohio, and the company was mustered in the Seventy-third Ohio, 30 Nov 1861. he was commissioned Second Lieutenant of Company D, in December, 1862, he was commissioned First Lieutenant, and in March, 1864, he was promoted to Captain. He participated in a number of battles, First Bull Run, Chancellorville, Gettysburg and siege of Atlanta. He was promoted to Major, July 20, 1865 just as he was being discharged.