Charles Lane Flitzhugh of New York
- Appointed from New York, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1859 to 4 September 1861
- First Lieuenant, 4th U. S. Artillery, 24 October 1861
- Colonel, 6th New York Volunteer Cavalry, 18 February 1865
- Transferred to the 2nd New York Provisional Cavalry, 17 June 1865
- Honorably mustered out of the volunteer service, 9 August 1865
- Breveted Captain, 7April 1862, for gallant and meritorious service at the battle of Shiloh, Tennessee
- Breveted Major, 28 August 1864, for gallant and meritorious service at the battle of Smithfield, Virginia
- Breveted Lieutenant Colonel, 13 March 1865 for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Five Forks, Virginia
- Breveted Colonel and Brigadier General, 13 March 1865, for gallant and meritorious service during the war
- Breveted Brigadier General, U. S. Volunteers, 13 March 1865, for gallantry and energy and ability during the war
- Resigned 21 May 1868
NOTE: Robert Hughes Fitzhugh, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army, is also buried in the General's gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery.
Re: Information needed – not sure what you are looking for in the way of information on General Fitzhugh but he and Colonel Robt Hughes Fitzhugh were brothers – the children of Henry Fitzhugh and Anna Barbara Carroll – Henry Fitzhugh's father Colonel William Fitzhugh moved up to upper New York State about 1812 – from Maryland – but they are descendants of William Fitzhugh who settled in Virginia in the late 18th century and were cousins of Robert E. Lee.
General Charles L. Fitzhugh's eldest son Henry's first and third wives (Winnifred and Elizabeth) were daughters of General Orlando Poe also buried in Arlington – I think that Winnifred Poe Fitzhugh is buried in the Poe plot. George K Fitzhugh buried in the Fitzhugh plot was the second son and the youngest was Carroll Hamilton Fitzhugh.
General Charles L. Fitzhugh married Emma Shoenberger the daughter of George K. Shoenberger – of Cincinnati – an heiress whose family were prominent in the Iron and Steel industry – They lived in Pittsburgh where eventually Fitzhugh became president of the Shoenberger Steel Company. About 1904 the Fitzhughs moved to Washington DC where they built a house on Sheridan Circle.
Hope this is of interest.
Cheers Rob Mikel
FITZHUGH, CHAS L
- BVT BRIG GEN COLONEL VOLS USA
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/16/1923
- BURIED AT: SECTION E LOC SITE LOT 875
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
FITZHUGH, EMMA SHOENBERGER W/O CHAS L
- DATE OF DEATH: 10/17/1923
- BURIED AT: SECTION W LOC SITE 874
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
- WIFE OF CH FITZHUGH, BVT BRIG GEN U S A
FITZHUGH, GEO S S/O C L
- DATE OF DEATH: 06/07/1873
- BURIED AT: SECTION EDIV SITE 874
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
- SON OF CL FITZHUGH, BRIG/GEN USA
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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