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Henry M Fox

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Allegiance  United States Union
Name  Henry Fox
Years of service  1862 - 1865
Awards  Medal of Honor
Rank  2nd Lieutenant
Battles/wars  American Civil War

Henry M. Fox
Born  November 15, 1844 Trumbull, Ashtabula County, Ohio (1844-11-15)
Place of burial  Mottville Township Cemetery
Died  March 3, 1923, St. Joseph County, Michigan, United States
Unit  5th Michigan Volunteer Cavalry Regiment
Service/branch  United States Army, Union Army

Battles and wars  American Civil War

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

Henry M. Fox Henry M Fox 1844 1923 Find A Grave Memorial

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

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

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

He is buried at Mottville Township Cemetery.

Medal of Honor

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:

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.
Citation:

Capture of flag.

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.

References

Henry M. Fox Wikipedia


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