Alfred McElroy Fitzgerald
of Navarro County, Texas


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A.M. (Alfred McElroy) Fitzgerald

Born: 28 July 1839 Nelson County, Virginia
Died: 2 Nov 1888 Navarro County, TX (source Jerry Herring)



Parents:
William Davidson Fitzgerald (well-known Virginian abolitionist/anti-secessionist who was imprisoned and died in Castle Thunder, a CSA prison) & Sarah Fitzgerald


Civil War Service:
Enlisted 2nd Mississippi Infantry CSA in Alcorn County, MS
Captured in Feb 1862: CSA surrender at Battle of Fort Donelson, Arkansas to Union forces under Ulysses S. Grant
Forced march to Camp Douglas, Chicago, IL
Exchanged for Union POWs
Returned to Mississippi, captured again by Union as a CSA deserter
Signed loyalty oath to Union and employed as Union Scout



Married to: Mary Josephine Kistler in Prentiss County, MS

Children:
Willie A.
Paul Franklin
Robert Dow (my great grandfather)
Daniel Milton
Sarah Margaret
Viviana Belle

A.M Fitzgerald did not come to Texas till after 1872.

Interred at the Rice Cemetery, Rice, Navarro Co., TX  | Civil War Veteran


Submitted by: Marilyn (Fitzgerald) Marme


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