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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1901

Vol. V

(Born Tex.)

Fred L. Deen

(Ap'd Tex.)


Born Mar. 24, 1879.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 18, 1897 to Feb. 18, 1901, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 13th Cavalry (to rank from Feb. 2, 1901)

Served: With the regiment in Montana, from July 11, 1901 to March 8, 1903; on leave, from July 24 to Aug. 9, 1902, and on hunting leave, Sept. 10 to Oct. 5, 1902; in Province of Laguna, P. I., from Sept. 12 to 21, 1903; at Calumpit, P. I., and at Camp Stotsenburg, P. I., to June 24, 1904; sick in quarters, Feb. 16 to 21, 1904, and again in May, 1904; Squadron Quartermaster and Commissary, June 26, 1904; on detached service at Manila, in Aug., 1904.

Died Oct. 17, 1904, at Camp Stotsenburg, P. I., from the effects of a gunshot wound received in line of duty: Aged 26.​b

Buried, Athens Cemetery, Athens, TX.

Thayer's Notes:

a Lt. Deen's birthdate is taken from his tombstone, q.v.

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b He was shot and killed by fellow officer Lt. William D. Pritchard (son of North Carolina Sen. Jeter Pritchard), also of the 13th Cavalry although not a West Pointer, who then turned the weapon on himself and was killed as well, in what was described in newspapers of the time as a fit of insanity; one of them (The Atlanta Constitution, Oct. 18, 1904, p3) states that Pritchard had "become a victim of the cigarette habit, and . . . [I]t is believed here that this caused mental aberration".

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