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This soldier was awarded the Medal of Honor

William Wallace Noyes

Rank and Organization: Private, Co. F, 2nd Vermont Infantry.
Place and date: Spotsylvania, VA, 12 May 1864.
Entered service at: Montpelier.
Born: 23 Apr 1846, Montpelier.
Died: 1 Jul 1910.
Buried: Cutler Cemetery, East Montpelier, VT
Date of Issue: 22 Mar 1892.
Citation: Standing upon the top of the breastworks, deliberately took aim and fired no less than 15 shots into the enemy's lines, but a few yards away.


Mike Serpa Collection

Photograph Contributed by George Parsons.

See also: Beyer and Keydel, 334.

NARA File Number: R&P 310509.

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St. Johnsbury Caledonian-Record

July 6, 1910

Wallace Noyes, a carpenter, was instantly killed Friday at Montpelier by falling from a roof of the Blanchard building to the roof of the Capitol Hardware Co., a distance of 45 feet. He was working busily and did not realize that he was near the end of the roof moving backwards. He was a Civil war veteran and had recently moved from Calais to Montpelier.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.

See a more detailed obituary in the July 7 1910 edition of Vermont Watchman and State Journal