COX, ROBERT M. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Corporal, Company K, 55th Illinois Infantry.
Place and date:   At Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863.

Entered service at:   Prairie City, Ill.

Birth:   Guernsey County, Ohio.

Date of issue:   31 December 1892.

Citation:   Bravely defended the colors planted on the outward parapet of Fort Hill.

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)