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Confederate (CSV)


Richard Fox

(c. 1838 - ?)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 24, from Montgomery County, TX, he enlisted there as a Private in Company H, 4th Texas Infantry on 14 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was sent to a hospital, sick, on 15 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was absent, in hospitals in Virginia with ascitis (fluid in the abdomen) or home in Texas on furloughs, to November 1863. From January to August 1864, the last muster roll in the file, he was listed as absent without leave.

References & notes

Service information from Davis,1 who says he was absent (excused) at both Fox's Gap and Sharpsburg, and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. Polley,3 Simpson,4 and the Austin casualty list in the Dedication5 all say he was killed at Sharpsburg.


c. 1838


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pg. 161  [AotW citation 26956]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 26957]

3   Polley, Joseph Benjamin, Hood's Texas Brigade, New York: The Neale Publishing Company, 1910, pg. 329  [AotW citation 26958]

4   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 149  [AotW citation 26959]

5   Chilton, Frank B., Unveiling and Dedication of Monument to Hood's Texas Brigade, Houston: F.B. Chilton, 1911, pp. 124, 127-128  [AotW citation 26961]