NASHVILLE UNION – June 28, 1865
We are deeply pained to hear that Major T. C. Fitzgibbon , of the 14th Michigan , is dead. He died some days ago , in Detroit, of a wound received through mistake whilst accompanying a flag of truce. Major Fitzgibbon was a fine scholar and a brilliant writer, a warm-hearted, noble, generous son of the Emerald Isle. He was a correspondent of the Union during the years 1863 and 1884(sic), until after the fall of Atlanta, when Sherman’s move upon Savannah cut off communications. His letters over the signatures of “Grape Shot” and “Lance Corporal” will long be remembered by our readers. Whilst his regiment was doing provost duty at Columbia, he did great service in ridding the adjacent county of guerrillas and bushwackers and made many warm friends by his firm yet conciliatory conduct.