NOYES Wallace William

NOYES Wallace William[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1846 - 1910  (64 years)

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  • Name NOYES Wallace William 
    Born 23 Apr 1846  Montpelier, Washington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 6, 7
    • (The Noyes Descendants, Vol. I says 10 Mar 1846.)
    Gender Male 
    Census 12 Aug 1850  Montpelier, Washington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • (Age 4.)
    Military Between 21 Jul 1863 and 21 Oct 1865  [9
    from Montpelier as a Private with Co. F, 2nd Vermont Inf. Regt 
    _UID FE830D38EB9ED5118A06444553540000F587 
    Died 1 Jul 1910  Montpelier, Washington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 10
    Buried Aft 1 Jul 1910  East Montpelier, Washington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 10
    Address:
    Cutler Cemetery 
    William Wallace Noyes monument
    William Wallace Noyes monument
    William Wallace Noyes military marker
    William Wallace Noyes military marker
    William Wallace Noyes military marker
    William Wallace Noyes military marker
    Notes 
    • Served Vermont
      Medal of Honor: Awarded Mar 14, 1892 for Gallantry at Spottsylvania, VA on May 12, 1864

      Enlisted as a Private in F Co. 2nd Inf Reg. VT 21 Jul 1863; disch on 21 October 1865 (Sub. for Joseph Sterling, Montpelier)


      NOYES, WILLIAM W. Rank and organization: Private, Company F, 2d Vermont Infantry. Place and date: At Spotsylvania, Va., 12 May 1864. Entered service at: Montpelier, Vt. Birth: Montpelier, Vt. Date of issue: 22 March 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. (U.S. Army Center of Military History, Building 35, 102 Fourth Avenue, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC)

      On May 12, 1864, in Spotsylvania, Virginia, the fighting at the Bloody Angle had become so intense that the trenches were filled with the dead and the dying. Towards midday, there seemed to be an interlude with only occasional bursts of gunfire. Apparently, as a subterfuge, a confederate soldier raised his rifle with a white flag attached to the barrell. One 19 year old Vermont boy took this to mean surrender and poked his head above the trenches. He was shot dead.

      Infuriated beyond control was Wallace William Noyes of East Montpelier, Vermont. He hopped atop the parapet and fired his rifle into the nearest confederate, only yards away. He then told his comrades to pass up more loaded rifles. He kept firing (at least 15 times) before he was forced to take cover.

      For this act of heroism, he was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1891. He was later wounded at Petersburg; surviving the Civil War only to die from a fall from a roof of a building that he was working on in 1910. He was a house painter.

      Wallace's great grandson, Richard Campbell of Chelsea, Vermont is the current caretaker of the Medal of Honor.

      On May 20, 2000, Armed Forces Day, a bronze plaque supplied by the Federal Government was mounted on a 200 pound piece of granite and placed at his gravesite due to the efforts of Elliott Morse, Maurice Cerutti, Tom McKenna and Dan Witcher. (Submitted by Elliott Morse)

      Name: William Wallace Noyes ,
      Enlistment Date: 21 July 1863
      Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
      Side Served: Union
      State Served: Vermont
      Birth Date: 23 April 1846
      Death Date: 01 July 1910
      Unit Numbers: 3030 3030
      Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 21 July 1863
      Substitute in Company F, 2nd Infantry Regiment Vermont on 21 July 1863.
      Wounded on 02 April 1865 at Petersburg, VA
      Discharged Company F, 2nd Infantry Regiment Vermont on 21 October 1865
    Person ID I10787  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2015 

    Father NOYES William,   b. 19 Dec 1816, , , New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1900  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother GUERNSEY Miranda,   b. Abt 1817, , , Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1842  [6
    Family ID F3995  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 VINCENT Emma 
    Married Bef 1897  [6
    Children 
     1. NOYES Minnie,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F3999  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 VINCENT Addie 
    Married Bef 1897  [6
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F4000  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Apr 1846 - Montpelier, Washington, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 12 Aug 1850 - Montpelier, Washington, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Jul 1910 - Montpelier, Washington, Vermont Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Wallace William Noyes
    Wallace William Noyes

    Documents
    Wallace William Noyes MOH newspaper article
    Wallace William Noyes MOH newspaper article

  • Sources 
    1. [S1063] Newspaper-The Sunday Rutland Herald and Sun. Times, 21 May 2000.

    2. [S1063] Newspaper-The Sunday Rutland Herald and Sun. Times, 2 June 2000.

    3. [S1064] Internet-Civil War Mil. Rec. of Indiv. Civil War Soldiers.

    4. [S1751] Internet-Civil War Compiled Military Service Records (detail).

    5. [S871] Newspaper-Bangor Daily News, 22 May 2000.

    6. [S65] Book-Noyes-The Noyes Descendants, Vol. I, p.137.

    7. [S1055] Book-Revised Roster of Vt Volunteers 1861-65.

    8. [S2734] Census-1850-VT-Washington-Montpelier, Roll: M432_928; Page: 187; Image: 364.

    9. [S5852] Internet-Civil War-U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles.

    10. [S106] Internet Online Homepage, http://vermontcivilwar.org/cem/cemetery.php.