Summers Fox

BirthJan. 28, 1841
DeathNov. 6, 1930
CemeteryGreenwood (Wayne)
PostCasey (Wayne)
Unit114th Illinois Infantry, Company G

Private Summers Fox

Company G, 114th Illinois Infantry

Fox was born in Cape May County, New Jersey on January 28, 1841. He was residing in Fork Prairie (Sangamon County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on August 5, 1862. Fox was mustered on September 18, 1862 and served 2 years and 10 months. He was discharged on July 13, 1865.

The 114th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Camp Butler (Chicago), Illinois on September 18, 1862. During Fox’s enlistment, the regiment fought in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (May 18-July 4, 1863).

Siege of Jackson (MS) (July 10-17-, 1863).

Battle of Brice’s Cross Roads (MS) (June 10, 1863). Regimental losses were 7 killed, 10 wounded, and 100 were captured or reported missing.

Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).

Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) (March 26-April 9, 1865).

Fox died on November 6, 1930 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne (Wayne County), Nebraska. Fox was a member of the Casey Post (#5) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Wayne.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.