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Col David George Fleming
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Birth: 1832
Death: Jul. 30, 1864
Virginia, USA

Civil War Confederate Officer. A Columbia, South Carolina native, David George Fleming was educated at the South Carolina Military Academy (The Citadel). After graduation, he migrated west, where in time he was a partaker in the Kansas-Missouri border wars. He also established himself in his native city as a civil engineer. With war looming, the state of South Carolina authorized the organization of the 1st Battalion, South Carolina Artillery in late December of 1860. Fleming was commissioned into this command, eventually being assigned a captain of Company B "The Brooks Flying Artillery". While assigned to the garrison of Fort Sumter, he escaped death and serious injury in the summer of 1863 when Federal shells struck near him. In June of 1864, the officers of the 22nd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry led a successful effort to have Fleming appointed to the vacant colonelcy of the 22nd SC. An officer at the time wrote the appointment had a "happy effect upon the efficiency of the regiment." Resigning his position with the 1st Battalion, South Carolina Artillery, he joined his new command at the warfront in Virginia. The following month, in Petersburg, he was asleep in a bombproof on the night of July 30, 1864 when the Federals ignited the explosives they had placed in a tunnel that extended toward the Confederate line. The explosion, which preceded what became known as the Battle of the Crater, reduce to nothing Colonel Fleming's position. An estimated 22-feet of dirt and battle debris covered his location. Consequently, his body was never found. A cenotaph was placed in the Oakwood Cemetery in Spartanburg, South Carolina for this officer who was remembered as "an officer of skill, experience and gallantry." 
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Spartanburg
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
Plot: Plot 46, Area A
GPS (lat/lon): 34.95953, -81.91493
 
Created by: Stonewall
Record added: Nov 15, 2009
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Col David George Fleming
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Col David George Fleming
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See Memorial# 141109665 for burial location - Confederate Soldiers were recovered from the crater and buried at Blandford Church Cemetery in a mass grave. A plaque has been places in the church with the names of the 248 South Carolina soldiers who lost th...(Read more)
- Martha Reid 19 UDC
 Added: Jan. 9, 2015
Your sacrifice has not been forgotten!
- Martha Reid 19 UDC
 Added: Jan. 9, 2015

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