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Joseph Bloomfield Leake
Birth: Apr. 1, 1828
Deerfield
Cumberland County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jun. 1, 1918
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Born in Deerfield, New Jersey, he was admitted to the bar in 1850 and opened a law practice in Davenport, Iowa. In 1862, he was elected as a State Senator but took leave from office to serve in the Union Army when appointed Lieutenant Colonel in command of the 20th Iowa Infantry. He led the 20th Iowa in the Battle of Prairie Grove, at Morganza, Vicksburg, and in the Mobile campaign. At Bayou Fordoche, he was taken prisoner and remained in confinement until released July, 1864. For meritorious services, he was brevetted Brigadier General of US Volunteers on March 13, 1865. After the war, he resumed his seat as State Senator and was appointed United States district attorney, serving 1879 to 1884. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Oakdale Memorial Gardens
Davenport
Scott County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section 1, Lot 120
GPS (lat/lon): 41.54644, -90.54968
 
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Originally Created by: Dustin Oliver
Record added: Jun 19, 2003
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Joseph Bloomfield Leake
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Joseph Bloomfield Leake
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Joseph Bloomfield Leake
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