Steegar, Edward

Rank: Private

Unit: A Trp, 2d Cavalry

Enlisted: August 2, 1899 in Rochester, New York. He was 22 yrs.

Date of birth: 1877

Hometown: Lansing, Michigan

Occupation prior to enlistment: Clerk

Campaign: Spanish American War

Died: 1 October 1899

Age at death: 21 or 22

Cause of death: Typhoid fever

Location of fatality: Matanzas, Cuba

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Place of interment: Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New York

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Note: He served three years in the Navy aboard the Iowa during the Spanish American War before enlisting into 2d Cavalry.