Robert Hughes Fitzhugh of New York
Appointed from Pennsylvania, First Lieutenant, 1st New York Light Artillery, 7 October 1861
Captain, 24 November 1862
Major, 17 September 1863
Breveted Lieuenant Colonel, U. S. Volunteers, 1 August 1863, for gallant and distinguished service in the battle of Gettysburg, Pensylvania and in the attack on the enemy's lines before Petersburg, Virginia
Honorably mustered out 21 June 1865
Major, U. S. Volunteers, 3 June 1898
Honorably discharged 31 October 1899
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
NOTE: Buried in the same Arlington National Cemetery gravesite as Charles Lane Fitzhugh, Brigadier General, United States Army.
FITZHUGH, ROBERT H
- BVT LT COL 1ST NY ARTY
- DATE OF DEATH: 05/05/1920
- BURIED AT: SECTION WE SITE LOT 875
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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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