Henry M. Fox

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

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.

See also


 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
  1. 1 2 3 4 5 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. 1 2 "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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