FOY, CHARLES H. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Signal Quartermaster, U.S. Navy.

Birth:   Portsmouth, N.H. Accredited to: New Hampshire. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.

Citation:   Served on board the U.S.S. Rhode Island during the action with Fort Fisher and the Federal Point batteries, 13 to 15 January 1865. Carrying out his duties courageously during the battle, Foy continued to be outstanding by his good conduct and faithful services throughout this engagement which resulted in a heavy casualty list when an attempt was made to storm Fort Fisher.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)