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Major Norman Richard Fitzhugh  Major Norman Richard Fitzhugh
Male 1831 - 1915

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  • Title  Major 
    Birth  08 Dec 1831  Strawberry Hill, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  13 May 1915  Picolata, St Johns, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I0014  Martin Family
    Last Modified  04 Mar 2010 
     
    Father  Normand Richard Fitzhugh,   b. 12 May 1799, Strawberry Hill, Cecil, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1835, Alexandria, Fairfax, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Ann Vowell,   b. 20 Mar 1802, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1840 
    Married  8 Sep 1823 
    Family ID  F1752  Group Sheet
     
    Family  Mary Foote Lynde,   b. 13 Dec 1838, Fiske, Winnebago, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1921, Jupiter, Palm Beach, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Jun 1859  Camp Floyd, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Clara Virginia Fitzhugh,   b. 18 Apr 1860, Fort Laramie, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1860
    >2. Norman Richard Fitzhugh,   b. 11 Sep 1861, "Forest Hall", Spotsylvania, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1945, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Helen Louise Fitzhugh,   b. 13 Aug 1866, Albemarle County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1872, Hill Farm, Kittsen, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Julia Grant Fitzhugh,   b. 30 Oct 1868, Hill Farm, Ramsey, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1873, Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Isaac Lynde Fitzhugh,   b. 20 Feb 1871, Hill Farm, Ramsey, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1949, Homestead, Dade, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Mary Margaret Fitzhugh,   b. 17 Feb 1874, Washington, DC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1939, Orange Park, Volusia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1741  Group Sheet
     
  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 08 Dec 1831 - Strawberry Hill, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Jun 1859 - Camp Floyd, Utah Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 May 1915 - Picolata, St Johns, Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval, Florida Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Jeb Stuart's Headquarters in Northern Virginia by Frank Vizetelly - Oct-Nov 1862
    Jeb Stuart's Headquarters in Northern Virginia by Frank Vizetelly - Oct-Nov 1862
    The artist writes: "Genl Stuart's Head Quarters, Advanced Post of the Confederate Army in Northern Virginia - Genl Stuart who commanded the cavalry division of the Confederate army, has his head quarters at the extreme advance, the whole of the picket line being kept by troopers. I have been staying with the general & his Staff for some time & my tent is the further one on the right under the shadow of a tree decked in all the glorious colours of bright autumnal plumage. Round the campfire in the in the foreground are grouped the general & various members of his staff, the former standing with his hands behind him watching the approach of some prisoners with their escort. To his right is seated his adjutant General, Norman Fitzhugh, a good name, who is looking through some New York papers that have been sent in from the outposts. The open fly beneath the oak is the bed chamber, sitting room, & dining room of General Stuart."

    Words on back "A scene in the camp of Jeb Stuart showing group of men around campfire. In foreground showing Stuart, General Norman Fitzhugh, and other staff members. Also shows tent-quarters of General Stuart." In reality, Norman Fitzhugh (far left), my g-g-grandfather, was only a Major.
    Norman Fitzhugh in Camp by Frank Vizetelly
    Norman Fitzhugh in Camp by Frank Vizetelly
     
    Documents
    1860 United States Federal Census > Nebraska > Fort Laramie
    1860 United States Federal Census > Nebraska > Fort Laramie
    1870 United States Federal Census > Minnesota > Ramsey
    1870 United States Federal Census > Minnesota > Ramsey
    1880 United States Federal Census > Florida > St Johns
    1880 United States Federal Census > Florida > St Johns
    1900 United States Federal Census > Florida > St Johns
    1900 United States Federal Census > Florida > St Johns
    1910 United States Federal Census > Florida > St Johns
    1910 United States Federal Census > Florida > St Johns
    Belle Boyd in Camp and Prison
    Belle Boyd in Camp and Prison
    Belle Boyd in Camp and Prison By Belle Boyd, Sam Wilde Hardinge, George Augustus Sala, George Alfred Townsend

    Major Fitzhugh is in adjacent cell.
    Belle Boyd in Camp and Prison
    Belle Boyd in Camp and Prison
    Belle Boyd in Camp and Prison By Belle Boyd, Sam Wilde Hardinge, George Augustus Sala, George Alfred Townsend

    Major Fitzhugh is escort to Richmond.

     Civil War Pensions > Fitzhugh
     
    Headstones
    Major Norman R. Fitzhugh Memorial Marker
    Major Norman R. Fitzhugh Memorial Marker
    Status: Located.
    Major Norman Richard Fitzhugh Headstone
    Major Norman Richard Fitzhugh Headstone
    Status: Located.
     
  • Notes 
    • Name: Norman Fitzhugh ,
      Enlistment Date: 1 Apr 1862
      Side Served: Confederacy
      State Served: Virginia
      Birth Date: 8 Dec 1831
      Death Date: 13 May 1915
      Death Place: St John's County, Florida
      Service Record: Enlisted as a Corporal on 1 April 1862 at the age of 30.
      Enlisted in Company E, 9th Cavalry Regiment Virginia on 1 Apr 1862.
      Discharged for promotion Company E, 9th Cavalry Regiment Virginia on 21 Jun 1862.
      Commission in Gen Staff Regiment Confederate States on 21 Jun 1862.
      Promoted to Full Captain (And Asst Adjutant General to Gen Stuart) on 21 Jun 1862.
      Promoted to Full Major on 25 Jul 1862.

      Sources: 21
    • From Some Prominent Virginia Families by Louise Pecquet du Bellet. Lynchburgh, VA, USA: J.P. Bell Company, 1907.

      Norman R. Fitzhugh married B. Linton. He is a well-known St. John's River captain, and owns property at Piccolatah, Florida.

      His father, Maj. N. R. Fitzhugh, was appointed to a Philadelphia apothecary as a youth. Went West for his health. In 1854 he was, with one other man, captured by the Ogallah tribe of Indians. Their lives were saved by his adoption as a son by old "Hairy Leggins," their chief, to replace his son, killed in battle the year before. To his influence during the following year was due the successful event of a peace made with this "bad, bad tribe." He was then recognized white chief till he left Fort Laramie. On Gen. J. E. B. Stuart's staff when he, with twenty-two hundred men, made the famous circuit around McClellan on the Chickahominy. Finding the river unfordable, Richard Lee reported, "Lost, lost." Maj. Fitzhugh suggested and aided in constructing a bridge, by which they crossed the river. President Davis called him "Lieutenant," and handed him a commission as first lieutenant, saying, "For distinguished service at battle of Gaines Mill." This was: "Simply standing with others between Lee and consulting officers and the fire of the enemy."

      Being ordered by Gen. Robert E. Lee to build a bridge across Stony Creek and Swamp to facilitate provisioning Petersburg in the latter part of 1864, he was promised support to the extent of one-third of the army. After constructing one and one-fourth miles of bridge, work was interrupted by Gen. Gregg and six thousand men. He and one hundred and eighty-seven men filled the wagons with one hundred and eighty-five dead Yankees. Maj. Fitzhugh was captured, escaped, and was captured again, and carried to the mouth of Delaware River. He was here when, for the "first and only time, Gen. Lee issued an order to his army complimenting the services of a quartermaster by name and recommending him for promotion as colonel." War closed before the commission as colonel was issued, and so the Colonel is still Maj. Fitzhugh.

      Maj. Norman R. Fitzhugh's life would furnish materials for a brilliant romance. All over the arid West, on the Mississippi; holding sway over Indians, because they knew he would never deceive them; leaving New Mexico with $25,000.00 in gold, he went East to throw in his lot with his state. "I felt it was my state - and my state needed all her sons." And yet, "Never place me, nor write me down, as a secessionist. And, consistently, I could not volunteer, and never volunteered. I enlisted promptly when called by the Governor of my state. I required Mayo to leave the word 'volunteer' out of the oath, and told him if it were not so left out I would not go, and he might do to me what he would." "Thomas (Fitzhugh) was a secessionist. He volunteered before the war began."

      Maj. Fitzhugh's wife, Mary Foote Lynde, is a relation of Gen. Grant through the Dents. Her father, Maj. Lynde, was indifferently treated by the United States government, being suspected of Southern sympathies out in New Mexico and Arizona. Losing a competency by an orange grove of seventeen acres being frozen to the ground in a night in 1895, the honest, honored and "hustling" old Major was at seventy-two years making a living in 1904, keeping the government lights in St. John's River near Piccolatah. His sons Norman and Lynde have learned from him mainly their knowledge of machinery. I saw Lynde running his own tug, which he had planned and constructed. His grandson, Norman Richard, was in his turn managing a gasoline launch for the benefit of tourists in Florida.

    Buried:
    • Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, FL - N 30.3700 W 81.6452
     

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