David  Fitzgerald

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D. Fitzgerald
Co. F. Cooks Reg.
heave Arty.
Full Name: David  Fitzgerald
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 1 (F)
Row:P  Number:7
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1835 
Died: September 20, 1927 
Burial Date: September 21, 1927 
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Ireland 
Occupation: Carpenter 
Marital Status: Single 
Came To Texas: 1859 
Residence: Houston, Texas 
Admitted To Home: August 21, 1904 
Religion: Catholic 
Regiment: Cook's Heavy Art. 

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.

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