|Birth||Oct. 14, 1844|
|Death||June 22, 1930|
|Cemetery||Evergreen Home (Beatrice)|
|Unit||3rd Iowa Cavalry, Company I|
Private Joseph C Fletcher
Company I, 3rd Iowa Cavalry
Fletcher was born in Ontario, Canada on October 14, 1844. He was residing in Keokuk (Lee County), Iowa when he enlisted in the regiment on February 20, 1864. Fletcher was mustered on March 16, 1864 and served about 1 year and 4 months. He was discharged on July 9, 1865 at St Louis.
Fletcher joined the regiment during the first quarter of 1864. The regiment was engaged in actions around Ripley (Tippah County), Mississippi in the first 2 weeks of June 1864. During that timeframe, the regiment lost 5 soldiers, 10 were wounded, and 47 were captured. Private Fletcher was captured by Confederates forces on June 11, 1864. The length of time for his imprisonment was not available.
Fletcher died on June 22, 1930 at the age of 85 years. He is buried in the Evergreen Home Cemetery in Beatrice (Gage County), Nebraska. Fletcher was a member of the Rawlins Post (#35) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Beatrice.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.