Carbondale Free Press Wednesday July 1, 1903

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Carbondale Free Press
Wednesday July 1, 1903 - known •city Mr. a rand i early his the at hen...
known •city Mr. a rand i early his the at hen in men rhe Edward .Fitzgerald Dead. Edward Fitzgerald, .a well ' citizen, died at his' home in this -ci : early,Sunday morning, age 46. M Fitzgerald has; been a sufferer .from ".-.gun, shotwound received" in 187(3, while a soldier in the regular army a for several years past has,been-n totally disabled, so much so .that ^ death'-; Was riot-iwholly, unexpected^ » The deceased had. enlisted • in •regular army and; was stationed Jefferson Barracks, 1 St. Louis,- w' the 'terrible ' massacre occurred which'Gen.. Ouster and his brave lost ,6heir lives'* at the hands' of Sioux Indian's /-under Sitting v Bull: Troops were sent.a't once to the scene, of the massacre,-under command of McKenzie and" Cook. Mr. Fitzgerald was with this command and for weeks they hunted down the Indians who had participated in the massacre, re capturing nearly all 'of Ouster's muni tions, private property and stores On November 26, 1876, while with Lawton, he was wounded in a skirmish; in the north fork of the .Powder river. He was carried a distance of 65 miles on a blanket between two mules before'reaching a hospital and from that wound he never recovered, ' Prior to. his enlistment in the regular army he served a,s first mate on a steamboat that plied' between La Crosse, Wisconsin, and St. Louis. Mr. Fitzgerald, leaves a wife and three children-besides a brother, Lincoln, employed in a government de. partment at Washington. His funeral occurred Monday afternoon and was largely attended, the remains being laid to rest in Oakland cemetery. ' . .- I " ^

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  1. The Daily Free Press,
  2. 01 Jul 1903, Wed,
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