Wednesday, October 02, 2013

George W. Fox, 112th., New York, Infantry.

George W. Fox.

Birth: 1831.
Death: Feb. 18, 1893, Bay City, Bay County, Michigan.

Burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Bay City, Bay County, Michigan.

Civil War Veteran

FOX, GEORGE W.—Age, 31 years. Enlisted, July 23, 1862, at Jamestown, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. A, August 4, 1862; promoted corporal, November 1, 1863; .sergeant, August 20, 1864; wounded in action, September 29, 1864, at Chaffins Farm, Va.; mustered out with company, June 13, 1865, at Baleigh, N. C.; brevetted first lieutenant.

Files of the Surgeon General.

CASE 1199. Sergeant G. W. Fox, Co. A, 112th New York, aged 33 years, was wounded at Chapin's Farm, September 29, 1864, and admitted on the same day to a Tenth Corps hospital with " a gunshot wound of the scrotum." He was sent thence to Hampton Hospital, October 1st, and transferred to New York to Grant Hospital, October 18th. He was returned to duty December 3d, and discharged June 13, 1865. In his application for pension, March 20, 1871, the sergeant states that " he was shot through the bag containing his testicles, rather on the left side, severing the cords ; that he was obliged to wear a false bag for a number of years; that said wound was about a third of the distance from his body." Examiner J. H. Whitehouse, of Michigan, January 1, 1872, reported this man as totally and permanently disabled from strangulated scrotal hernia, caused by the striking of a spent ball. It inflames at times and becomes painful."

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