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   Zacariah Cantey Deas first commanded the 22nd Alabama. He spent a huge sum of his own money, something like $28,000., to equip the regiment with Enfield rifles. He was reimbursed with Confederate war bonds. It would seem that his investment did not pay off in the end.

   However, it seems that he prospered after the war in spite of his loss. He moved to New York City where he was a cotton broker and became a member of the New York Stock Exchange.

 

Zachariah C. Deas (1819 - 1882) - Find A Grave Memorial

 

 

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