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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 the Antietam Campaign:
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.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The remainder 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, Sources, and other 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.

Birth Date: 05/19/1833    Place of Birth: Newburyport, MA    
Death Date: 03/30/1895    Death Place: Dorchester, MA    Burial Place: 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, <http://cdm16635.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p16635coll12/>, Source page: pg. 5333  [AotW citation 7029]

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