FITZGERALD, DAVID(1835~1927). David Fitzgerald was born in 1835 in Ireland. Fitzgerald came to Texas in 1859 and worked as a carpenter.
On August 13, 1861, Fitzgerald enlisted in Company F, 1st Texas Heavy Artillery. Fitzgerald rapidly advanced in rank from private to sergeant and was promoted to 5th Sergeant on April 24, 1863. Fitzgerald took part the Battle of Sabine Pass in September 1863. The small Confederate force, Davis Guards, of 44 helped to capture over 200 Federals and won a major battle for the Confederacy.
Following the War, Fitzgerald resided in Houston. He was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home in Austin on August 21, 1904. David Fitzgerald died on September 20, 1927 and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery on September 21, 1927.
Information taken from "Compiled Military Service Records;" "Confederate Home Roster;" "Confederate Pension Application, home" Travis; Death Certificate; and information taken from Ann Caraway Ivins.