b. 1809 Portsmouth, New Hampshire. d. 30/05/1866 New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 13-15/01/1865 Fort Fisher, North Carolina.
Despite being in his early 50's, Foy joined the Navy from Boston in July 1861, and was assigned to the Union steamer USS Rhode Island (1861).
On January 15, 1865, the North Carolina Confederate stronghold of Fort Fisher was taken by a combined Union storming party of sailors, marines, and soldiers under the command of Admiral David Dixon Porter and General Alfred Terry.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Signal Quartermaster Charles H. Foy, United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving on board the U.S.S. Rhode Island during the action with Fort Fisher and the Federal Point batteries, North Carolina, 13 to 15 January 1865. Carrying out his duties courageously during the battle, Signal Quartermaster 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.
BURIAL LOCATION: GREENWOOD CEMETERY, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.
Plot: Section 10, Lot 13324
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