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Henry M. Fox
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Born: November 15, 1844(1844-11-15)
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Died: March 3, 1923 (aged 78)
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Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
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Unit: 5th Michigan Cavalry
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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]

See also[]

  • List of Medal of Honor recipients
  • List of American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients: A–F


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