|Death: ||Jun. 14, 1863|
Residence Cedar Rapids IA; 23 years old.
Enlisted on 8/13/1862 as a 6th Corpl.
On 9/3/1862 he mustered into "G" Co. IA 24th Infantry
He died of disease on 6/14/1863 at St Louis, MO
Charles Fleek was born around the year 1839 in Indiana.
Enlisted in the 24th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The regiment was raised during the first two weeks of August, 1862, and Charles enlisted on August 13, 1862 as a 6th Corporal. He mustered into the Regiment on September 3, 1862.
He remained with the 24th Iowa only a short time, eight months at the most, but most likely took part in General Grant's Coldwater Expedition and the Vicksburg Campaign, which occupied the winter and spring of 1863. Charles took sick sometime during or after these campaigns, and died of disease in St. Louis, Missouri on June 14, 1863.
His body remained in Missouri, and was buried in the National Cemetery at Jefferson Barracks (section 2, grave 156).
A government marker was placed in his memory at Oak Hill Cemetery, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
The marker is in (14-1-S 1/2), between the graves of Captain Ezra Van Metre and Lieutenant Henry Fleek.
Oak Hill Cemetery
Created by: Bev
Record added: Oct 31, 2006
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