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Federal (USV)


Jerrold Fox

(c. 1828 - ?)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 111th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 33 year old farmer, he enlisted on 1 December 1861 in Erie, PA and mustered into service as Private, Company H, 111th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was slightly wounded at Cedar Mountain, VA on 9 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded again, by a gunshot to the head in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was initially treated at the Smoketown field hospital near Sharpsburg, then sent to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 24 October. He was detailed as a cook there on 11 November and sent on to Baltimore on 12 March 1863. He transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps on 6 October 1863.

References & notes

Basic service from Bates1. Further details from the Company H Descriptive Book in the US National Archives, transcribed and provided by Patrick Knierman. Wound and hospital details from Nelson2 and the Patient List,3 as Jerrald Fox.


c. 1828; Genesee, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 10957]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 214  [AotW citation 21704]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #454  [AotW citation 21705]