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 Joseph Bloomfield Leake

Joseph Bloomfield Leake

Birth
Deerfield, Cumberland County, New Jersey, USA
Death 1 Jun 1913 (aged 85)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, USA
Plot Section 1, Lot 120
Memorial ID 7597925 · View Source
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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


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  • Added: 19 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7597925
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Bloomfield Leake (1 Apr 1828–1 Jun 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7597925, citing Oakdale Memorial Gardens, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .