Rank and organization:   Signal Quartermaster, U.S. Navy.
N.H. Accredited to: New Hampshire. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
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
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)