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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.

Photograph Contributed by George Parsons.

See also:

Deeds of Valor (Beyer and Keydel), p. 334.

The Story of American Heroism (Jones), p. 395

Medal of Honormen - Montpelier Citizens Honored for Conspicuous Gallantry in Battle (Montpelier Watchman, February 24, 1910, in Chronicling America, Library of Congress)

NARA File Number: R&P 310509.


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.

Noyes Killed Instantly - Local Carpenter and Grand Army Man Fell Nearly 40 Feet Friday (Vermont Watchman, July 7, 1910, link courtesy of Deanna French)