Henry M. Fox

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Henry M. Fox
Medal of Honor recipient
Born (1844-11-15)November 15, 1844
Trumbull, Ashtabula County, Ohio
Died March 3, 1923(1923-03-03) (aged 78)
Mottville, St. Joseph County, Michigan
Place of burial Mottville Township Cemetery
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1862 - 1865
Rank 2nd Lieutenant
Unit 5th Michigan Cavalry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

Henry M. Fox (November 15, 1844 – March 3, 1923) was a Union soldier during the American Civil War, and a Medal of Honor recipient.

He enlisted in company M, 5th Michigan Cavalry on August 12, 1862, at Coldwater, Michigan for a period of three years.[1]

Mustered August 30, 1862,[1] Fox was promoted to corporal August 2, 1863, first sergeant January 1, 1865, and to second lieutenant April 4, 1865.[1]

Mustered out at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, June 19, 1865,[1] Fox lived in Union, Michigan, after the war.[1]

He is buried at Mottville Township Cemetery.[2]

Medal of Honor[edit]

On September 19, 1864, during the Third Battle of Winchester at Winchester, Virginia, Fox captured the Confederate battle flag.

Henry M. Fox's official Medal of Honor citation reads:[3]

Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company M, 5th Michigan Cavalry.
Place and date: At Winchester, Va., 19 September 1864.
Entered service at: Coldwater, Mich.
Born: 1844, Trumbull, Ohio.
Date of issue: 27 September 1864.

Capture of flag.[3]

Sgt. Fox was one of two members of the 5th Michigan Cavalry to receive the Medal of Honor for this action. The other was Corporal Gabriel Cole.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
  1. ^ a b c d e Silliman, Sue (1920). Michigan Military Records: The D.A.R. Of Michigan Historical Collections: Records of the Revolutionary Soldiers Buried In Michigan; The Pensioners of Territorial Michigan; and the Soldiers of Michigan Award the "Medal of Honor". Google Books: Michigan Historical Commission. p. 190. Retrieved December 4, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Henry M. Fox". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved 2008-02-01. 
  3. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L); Fox, Henry M. entry". Medal of Honor recipients. United States Army Center of Military History. August 3, 2009. Retrieved January 6, 2010. 

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