{⋆★⋆} BG Deas, Zachariah C.

Zachariah Cantey Deas

Born: October 25, 1819

Birth Place: Camden, South Carolina

Father: Colonel James Sutherland Deas 1784 – 1864
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama)​

Mother: Margaret Rebecca Chestnut 1786 – 1874
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama)​

Wife: Helen Gaines Lyon 1828 – 1927
(Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York)​
Married: 1853


Educated in South Carolina & Caudebec, France​

Occupation before War:

Mercantile Businessman in Mobile, Alabama​
Served in the Mexican War​
Prominent Cotton Broker in Alabama​

Civil War Career:

1861: Aide – de – camp to General Joseph E. Johnston​
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 22nd​ Alabama Infantry Regiment​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee
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1862 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Infantry​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Chickamuga, Georgia​
1864: Participated in the Atlanta Georgia Campaign​
1864: Wounded during the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee​
1865: Granted leave due to illness during the Carolina Campaign​

Occupation after War:

Cotton Brokerage Owner​
Owner of Seat on New York Stock Exchange​

Died: March 6, 1882

Place of Death: Bronx, New York

Age at time of Death: 62 years old

Cause of Death: Bright's Disease

Burial Place: Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York
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Luke Freet

First Sergeant
Forum Host
Nov 8, 2018
Chastel in Decision in the West characterizes Deas as an incompetent drunkard, though from all I can tell he was a rather competent brigade commander for the theater.