Thomas J Box was born November 7th 1833 in Indiana.
Box was a Captain in Company D of the 27th Indiana on May 14th 1864, when during the Battle of Resaca he captured the flag of the 38th Alabama. The Battle of Resaca was fought from May 13th through 16th 1864. Box was one of eight men who earned the Medal of Honor during the action.
Box died December 18th1914 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is buried in the Green Hill Cemetery in Bedford, Lawrence, Indiana.