b. 1809 Portsmouth, New Hampshire. d. 30/05/1866 New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 13-15/01/1865 Fort Fisher, North Carolina.
Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the Union Navy at Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. He served as a Signal Quartermaster. He was awarded the CMOH for action in North Carolina and it was issued by General Order Number 59, dated June 22, 1865. His citation reads “Served on board the USS Rhode Island during the actions with Fort Fisher and the Federal Point batteries, 13 to 15 January 1865. Carrying out his duties courageously during the battle, Foy continued to be outstanding by his good conduct and faithful services throughout the engagement, which resulted in a heavy casualty list when an attempt was made to storm Fort Fisher.”
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Signal Quartermaster Charles H. Foy, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving on board the U.S.S. Rhode Island during the action with Fort Fisher and the Federal Point batteries, North Carolina, 13 to 15 January 1865. Carrying out his duties courageously during the battle, Signal Quartermaster Foy continued to be outstanding by his good conduct and faithful services throughout this engagement which resulted in a heavy casualty list when an attempt was made to storm Fort Fisher.
BURIAL LOCATION: GREENWOOD CEMETERY, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.
SECTION 10, LOT 13324
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.