The subject of this brief sketch was born in Floyd county, Indiana, Jan. 25, 1837. He was the son of John and Elizabeth (Smith) Fox, no longer living. Our subject was by trade a cooper when he decided to volunteer his services in defence of his country. He was at that time 25 years old and entered the ranks of Co. C, 81st Ind. V.I.,, 4th A.C., at New Albany, Ind., Aug. 13, 1862. He took active part with his command in the Atlanta Campaign and Nashville. December, 1864, he was wounded in right groin by gunshot at the battle of Nashville; in consequence of this severe wound, he was confined in hospitals at Nashville and Jefferson, Ind., until the close of the war. In the summer of 1864 he was confined in hospitals at Lookout and Nashville on account of sickness. He was granted a sick furlough of thirty days and reported for duty at Pulaski, Tenn. The war having come to a close and his service being no longer required, he was honorably discharged June 12, 1865, at Louisville, Ky. He had one brother who served in the late war, James now deceased, who was a member of Co. C, 81st Ind. V.I., was severely wounded by gunshot at the battle of Stone River. Comrade Fox is a member of Georgetown Post, 582, in which he has been Chap. for three years; his occupation is that of a farmer and his address is Georgetown, Ind.
From the book, Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen Vol. II
H.H. Hardesty, Publisher
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Copyright 2004 by Sharon Pike