Deas, Ralph

Rank: Corporal

Unit: D Trp, 2d Cavalry

Enlisted: May 9, 1898 in Saint Louis, Missouri. He was 18 yrs 9 mos.

Date of birth: 1879

Hometown: Gainesville, Georgia

Occupation prior to enlistment: Clerk

Campaign: Spanish American War

Died: 24 December 1898

Age at death: 18 or 19

Cause of death: Pneumonia

Location of fatality: Huntsville, Alabama

Place of interment: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee

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Note: He stood 5’10” with blue eyes, auburn hair, and fair complexion.