b. 11/1844 Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland. d. 02/10/1929 Port Chester, New York.
DATE OF MoH ACTION; 14/06/1863 Port Hudson, Louisiana.
Fox was born in Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland in November 1844. While the exact date of his birth is uncertain, he was baptized on November 5, 1844, in the Roman Catholic church in Oldcastle. In 1855, the family emigrated to the United States on the ship Rappahannock, arriving in New York City on 23 May 1855. By the time of the 1860 United States census, they had settled in Greenwich, Connecticut. He enlisted in the 28th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. By 1890, he and his wife, Catherine Simcox, had settled in Port Chester, New York, where they raised twelve children. He finally received his Medal of Honor on 1 April 1898. Fox worked for the R.B. & W. Bolt Works all his life, eventually becoming a superintendent. He died on 2 October 1929 and his remains are interred at Saint Mary’s Cemetery in Rye Brook, New York.
Made 2 trips across an open space, in the face of the enemy’s concentrated fire, and secured water for the sick and wounded.
BURIAL LOCATION; ST MARY’S CEMETERY, PORT CHESTER, NEW YORK.
SECTION AA, RANGE 3
LOCATION OF MEDAL: BELIEVED TO BE FAMILY.