George Mason Downey of Maryland
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.
DOWNEY, GEORGE M
MAJOR USA RET
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/29/1910
- BURIED AT: SECTION E DIV SITE 1241
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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