George Mason Downey
Major, United States Army
Appointed from Virginia, First Lieutenant, 14th Infantry, 26 October 1861
Regimental Adjutant, 11 December 1864 to 5 October 1865
Captain, 5 October 1865
Transferred to the 32nd Infantry, 21 September 1866
Transferred to the 21st Infantry, 19 September 1869
Retired 6 March 1888
Brevetted Captain, 2 July 1863 and Major, 13 March 1865, for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
This has been confirmed as the father of George
Faber Downey, Brigadier General, United States Army, and the grandfather
of George Faber Downey, Jr, Captain, United
States Army. They are buried in adjacent sites in Arlington National Cemetery.