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Name:Philip Aylett Fitzhugh
Affiliation:Class of 1846
Biography & Genealogy:Philip Aylett Fitzhugh, Class of 1846: Born- June 14, 1824 in Middlesex Co., VA. Parents- Philip A. Fitzhugh and Mary Macon Aylett. Married: in 1849 to Georgeanna Tankard. Matriculated to VMI from Urbanna, VA. At VMI 3 years. Pre War Career: Graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in 1849. Military Record: unofficial source says he helped organize, and then command, a militia company while living in Northampton County in 1861; same source says he then served on staff of militia Brigadier General (M.W.?) West (probably 21st Brigade, Virginia militia) as Brigade Quartermaster; during his tenure on Gen. West's staff, he was captured and held at Ft. McHenry, Maryland until at least April 1862; he was paroled some time thereafter. Post War Career: teacher, physician. Died- July 7, 1908. Buried in a private Fitzhugh-Tankard family cemetery near the site of Sylvan Scene, near Machipongo, Northampton CO., VA, where he spent his last years.
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