NOYES Leonard Dudley

NOYES Leonard Dudley[1]

Male 1839 - 1892  (53 years)

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  • Name NOYES Leonard Dudley 
    Born 6 Jun 1839  Leon, Cattaraugus, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Military Between 21 Aug 1862 and 11 Jul 1865  Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • (Private; Co. F, 8th Minnesota Inf. Regt.; mustered out at Ft. Snelling.)
    _UID 1BFF0D38EB9ED5118A064445535400008E9B 
    Died 18 Dec 1892  Fergus Falls, Otter Tail, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Aft 18 Dec 1892  Fergus Falls, Otter Tail, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Address:
    Oak Grove Cemetery 
    Leonard Dudley Noyes gravestone
    Leonard Dudley Noyes gravestone
    Notes 
    • Leonard Dudley, along with his mother Betsy, brothers James and Thomas Sinclair, moved from Leon, N.Y. in about 1855 to Berlin,Wisconsin -- shortly after their father and husband Frederick died. They stayed in Wisconsin about two years and then moved to Sciota Township, Dakota County, Minnesota, southeast of present day Castle Rock, MN where they engaged in farming. The family was recorded in the 1860 Census having a mailing address of Castle Rock, MN. In July, 1862, all three brothers volunteered for military service in St. Paul, MN. They were part of the 8th Regiment, Company F, of the Minnesota Volunteers, a mounted infantry unit, which was being organized at the time and consisted, mostly, of volunteers from Goodhue, Dakota, and Scott counties. Since the Sioux Uprising of 1862 ensued shortly after their enlistment (the American Civil War was in its second year), and Minnesota was at that time the edge of the frontier, the 8th regiment was assigned to guard the frontier. Company F served at Princeton and Sunrise, Minnesota while other companies (or parts of companies) served at Fort Abercrombie, Mananah, Anoka, Monticello, Kingston, Paynesville, Fort Ripley, Sauk Centre, Alexandria, and Pomme de Terre. In May 24-28, 1864, the regiment assembled at Fort Ridgely, MN (near present day New Ulm, MN) under Colonel Minor T. Thomas to join the 2nd Brigade in a quest to punish the Sioux Indians. The Brigade marched west and joined General Sully's 1st Brigade from Sioux City, Iowa near the Missouri River in present day South Dakota. Engagements with the Indians ensued from June 5 - October 15, 1864 (in what is now North Dakota) at the Battle of Killdeer Mountain July 28, Battle of Two Hills, Bad Lands, and the Little Missouri in August 1864. Following what was considered a successful campaign against the Sioux, the 8th Regiment was transported via Chicago to Murfreesburo, TN to engage in the American Civil War.

      They engaged in the Siege of Murfreesboro, TN, December 5-12, Wilkinson's Pike December 7. (These battles also included Overall's Creek and Battle of the Cedars). The regiment moved to Clifton, TN and joined the 23rd Army Corp and fought in the battle of Stone River. They moved to Fort Fisher, N.C., thence to Morehead City and New Berne, N.C., February 21-26. They advanced on Kinston and Goldsboro March 1-21. They participated in The Battle of Wise's Fork March 6-9, which may have been called the Battle of Kinston. The occupation of Goldsboro occurred on March 21. There was the advance and occupation of Rawleigh April 10-14, Bennet's house April 26. There was duty at Rawleigh, Greensboro, and Charlotte, N.C. until July, 1865. Because of the two years spent on the American frontier and their experiences in Indian battles, they were known as the Indian Regiment and were highly praised by other Union forces. The unit suffered one officer and 26 enlisted men killed in action, and 56 enlisted men died of disease. The unit was discharged on July 11, 1865, in Charlotte, N.C. Leonard Dudley suffered wounds which pained him the rest of his life.

      Leonard Dudley, and his brothers, apparently returned to Dakota County, Minnesota. There is no record of this Noyes family in Dakota County in the 1870 U.S. Census. It is reported that he spent some time in California, probably 1877-1878. The family farmed in Shetek Township, Murray County, Minnesota, in the 1870s. Along with mother Betsy and brother Thomas Sinclair, the family moved via ox cart and covered wagon in July, 1882 to Ottertail County, Minnesota to engage in farming. Brother James remained in Murray County, Minnesota. Leonard Dudley died in Ottertail County of lung fever (pneumonia) and "pleurisy of the heart", December 18, 1892--two days after his mother died. He left seven young children. He was five feet nine inches tall, had blue eyes and brown hair. (submitted by great grandson, David M. Noyes.)
    Person ID I42667  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2011 

    Father NOYES Frederick,   b. 1 Apr 1796, Canaan, Grafton, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1855  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother DANIELS Betsy,   b. 26 Mar 1812, Rochester, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1892, Orwell Township, Otter Tail, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 1829  [2
    Family ID F15560  Group Sheet

    Family MARLETTE Harriet Malinda,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 24 Feb 1873  [2
    Children 
     1. NOYES Edwin Alverda,   b. 17 Jan 1874, Tracy, Lyon, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1959, Saint Cloud, Stearns, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. NOYES Ara Ulissus,   b. 12 Aug 1875, , Murray, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1952, Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. NOYES Leonard James,   b. 1877, , Murray, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1915  (Age 38 years)
     4. NOYES Betsy Rose Delia,   b. 14 Jan 1879, , Murray, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1918, Radville, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     5. NOYES Mary Elizabeth,   b. 10 Dec 1881, , Murray, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1922, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     6. NOYES Charles Dudley,   b. 24 Jul 1888, , Ottertail, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1974, Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     7. NOYES Florence Angeline,   b. 29 Mar 1890, Fergus Falls, Otter Tail, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1965  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F16811  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Jun 1839 - Leon, Cattaraugus, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Dec 1892 - Fergus Falls, Otter Tail, Minnesota Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Oak Grove Cemetery - Aft 18 Dec 1892 - Fergus Falls, Otter Tail, Minnesota
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    Leonard Dudley Noyes
    Leonard Dudley Noyes

  • Sources 
    1. [S5138] Correspondence-Email-NOYES David M., Update to Noyes Genealogy; 2 December 2010; Paul M. Noyes.

    2. [S1305] Correspondence-Postal-Shirley Wastweet, 28 Mar 2001..

    3. [S4240] Internet-Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars 1861-65.

    4. [S5138] Correspondence-Email-NOYES David M., Proposed Change: NOYES Leonard Dudley (I42667); 13 December 2010; Paul M. Noyes.

    5. [S2376] Death-Cemetery Card, Dalby Database http://www.dalbydata.com/user.php?action=cemsearch.