Henry Fox (soldier)

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Henry Fox
Born (1833-10-03)October 3, 1833
Reutlingen, Germany
Died September 3, 1906(1906-09-03) (aged 72)
Dwight, Illinois
Buried Oak Lawn Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Captain
Unit Illinois 106th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Awards Medal of Honor

Henry Fox (October 3, 1833 to September 3, 1906) was a German soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Fox received the United States' highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action near Jackson, Tennessee on 23 December 1862. He was honored with the award on 16 May 1899.[1][2][3]

Biography[edit]

Fox was born in Reutlingen, Germany on 3 October 1833. He enlisted with the 106th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment in August 1862, and was commissioned as a Captain of the 1st Tennessee Infantry Regiment (African Descent) in October 1863. [4] Fox died on 3 September 1906 and his remains are interred at the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Illinois.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

When his command was surrounded by a greatly superior force, voluntarily left the shelter of the breastworks, crossed an open railway trestle under a concentrated fire from the enemy, made his way out and secured reinforcements for the relief of his command.[1][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Henry Fox". Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Army Medal of Honor Recipients". Archived from the original on 10 March 2016. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Illinois Muster Rolls