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C.B. Fox

C.B. Fox

Federal (USV)


Charles Barnard Fox

(1833 - 1895)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 28, a civil engineer in Dorcester when he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 16 July 1861. Promoted First Lieutenant on 16 August 1862. He was in Company K.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Discharged 14 February 1863 (then 1st Lt., Co. I) for promotion as Field officer in the 55th Massachusetts Infantry. Commissioned Major 30 May 1863 and Lieutenant Colonel 3 November 1863. Resigned and discharged 24 June 1865. Honored by brevet to Colonel, US Volunteers to date from March 1865.

After the War

Immediately after the War he ran a cotton plantation on Sea Island off South Carolina. He returned to Boston in 1868, practiced as a civil engineer, and was in the real estate partnership Holbrook & Fox in Boston into the 1890s. He was also a member of the Massachusetts legislature.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1. Bio details from the Massachusetts Historical Society finding aid to his family's papers, and a sketch from the Forest Hills Educational Trust. His photograph from one in the MOLLUS Massachusetts Collection2.


05/19/1833; Newburyport, MA


03/30/1895 Dorchester, MA; burial in Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 121 - 126; Vol. 4, pg. 717  [AotW citation 7015]

2   US Army, Military History Institute (USAMHI), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <>, Source page: pg. 5333  [AotW citation 7029]