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M. Fitzgerald, M.D., was born in Chicago, Ill., in July, 1849, enlisted in the Iron Brigade as a private, and was promoted to the position of first lieutenant of company H. He was discharged as captain. Sept. 15th, 1861, he re-enlisted; was imprisoned at Lexington, exchanged and returned to service in W.V.; was wounded at Winchester, Oct. 13th, 1864, and discharged Jan. 17th, 1865, and returned to Chicago. He studied medicine in the office of Dr. J.H. Taggert, and graduated from Rush Medical college in the spring of 1873; engaged in practice in Whiteside county, Ill. In Mar., 1877, he removed to Vail, Ia. He is a member of the A.F. & A.M. In 1863 he was married to Ellen Quinn, a native of Ill., who died in Aug., 1879, leaving one child, James W. He married Ellen O'Connell, a native of Ia., in Apr., 1880.
History of Western Iowa, Its Settlement and Growth, Sioux City, 1882, pg 493