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Federal (USV)


Richard K. Fox

(1840 - 1862)

Home State: Delaware

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Delaware Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company K, 2nd Delaware Infantry as 2nd Sergeant at age 22 on 9 September 1861 in Wilmington and was promoted to First Sergeant on 30 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was reported missing in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862, but was probably killed there.

The rest of the War

He was still listed as missing on the Company muster-out roll of 1 October 1864 and an Army Adjutant General's audit of 14 May 1889 found "no record subsequent to Sept 17 1862."

References & notes

Service information from State of Delaware1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. Personal details and his death at Antietam from family genealogists citing the family bible record. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1840; Philadelphia, PA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, DE


1   State of Delaware, Adjutant General's Office, Civil War Military records for Delaware Units, Published 1861-, first accessed 31 January 2015, <>, Source page: Muster Out Roll, 2nd Delaware Infantry   [AotW citation 14640]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Soldiers who served in US Volunteer organizations enlisted for service during the Civil War, Record Group No. 94 (Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 26960]