Fox, Alexander

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Alexander was born in Rensselaerville, NY in June of 1844, a son of William Fox and Elizabeth Williams

Marriage & Children

Alexander never married.

His Life

Alexander left New York state and went to Yountville, California after his disability discharge. In 1871 he applied for and received a pension for his Civil War service.

On several occasions, he was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Veterans at Sawtelle, California. He died there on June 29, 1922 of apoplexy.

Military Service

Residence: Rensselaerville[1]
Place of Birth: Rensselaerville, NY[1]
Date of Birth: June 1844[1]
Names of Parents: William (Fox) and Elizabeth Williams[1]
Marital Status: Single[1]
Occupation: Farmer[1]
Term of Enlistment: 9 months[1]
Bounty Received: $50.00[1]
Enlistment Date: 20 Oct 1862[2]
Enlistment Place: Rensselaerville, New York
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 177th Infantry
Company: Company E
Muster Out Date: 10 Sep 1863[2]
Muster Out Place: Albany, NY[2]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 18.[2] "Mustered out with the Regt at Albany N Y Still living P.O. Address Rensselaerville, Albany Co N.Y."[1]

Born in Rensselaerville in 1844, Age 18 years, Farmer, Blue eyes, Dark hair, Light complexion, 5'4" tall.[3]

Sources Used:, American Civil War Soldiers; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York for the year 1905.


Alexander died on November 30, 1924 at Napa, California.[4] He was buried at the Veterans Memorial Grove, formerly Veterans Home Cemetery at Yountville, Napa County California.


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ancestry Military Databases
  3. NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Military databases
  4. Civil War Pension Records @