b. 1837 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. d. 06/06/1888 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 02/04/1865 Petersburg, Virginia.
Fox was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1837. He enlisted into the 95th Pennsylvania Infantry.
William R. Fox’s trade was that of a bricklayer. He died of intestinal inflammation. He was residing at 517 South 15th Street at the time of his death, after living for some years with his family at 1528 Dean Street in Philadelphia, PA. Fox was residing on Dean Street in 1879 when he was awarded the Medal of Honor.
Bravely assisted in the capture of one of the enemy’s guns; with the first troops to enter the city, captured the flag of the Confederate customhouse.
BURIAL LOCATION: HILLSIDE CEMETERY, ROSLYN, PENNSYLVANIA.
SECTION C, LOT 527, GRAVE 5
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.