b. 03/10/1833 Reutlingen, Germany. d. 03/09/1906 Dwight, Illinois.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 23/12/1862 Jackson, Tennessee.
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.
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.
BURIAL LOCATION: OAK LAWN CEMETERY, DWIGHT, ILLINOIS.
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