John B Noyes

2 August 2019

John Buttrick Noyes, Harvard ’58, was a Boston lawyer before the war and enlisted as a Private in the Massachusetts Rifles in May 1861. He entered Federal service with them as Company B, 13th Massachusetts Infantry in July. He was slightly wounded at 2nd Bull Run in August 1862 and, more seriously, in the leg at Antietam in September. By the end of the war he was a Captain in the 28th Massachusetts serving on the Brigade staff and he was honored by brevets to Major, Lieutenant Colonel, and Colonel of Volunteers in March 1865 for his service. After the war he was in the fish and salt and warehouse businesses in Brooklyn, NY.

The 1858 photograph of him above is in the Harvard Art Museum.

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