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Noyes, Amos H.


Age: 17, credited to Groton, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: Substitute - enl 8/2/64, m/i 8/2/64, PVT, Co. E, 17th VT INF, tr to Co. C, 11/4/64. wdd, Petersburg, 4/2/65, m/o 7/14/65

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Birth: 1847, Topsham, VT
Death: 03/30/1934

Burial: Groton Cemetery, Groton, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/24/1897, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Last surviving Civil War veterans of Grand Army of the Republic Chamberlain Post #1, St. Johnsbury, Vermont

Liljenquist Collection, Library of Congress

Amos H. Noyes

Springfield Republican, April 8, 1934



Amos H. Noyes, 86, Had Been on Police Force Many Years - Military Funeral

St. Johnsbury, April 7 - "Taps" sounded at Brightlook hospital on the evening of March 30 when Amos Harvey Noyes, a Civil War veteran, passed on in his 87th Year a a short illness of pneumonia. Mr. Noyes was born in Topsham, Vt., May 22, 1847, and when six moved with his parents to Groton. He enlisted when 17 in the 17th Vermont regiment on August 2, 1864. He participated in many of the severest battles of the last year and was wounded at the battle of Petersburg. He was mustered out July 14, 1865, and went to Boston where for several years he was a member of the police force of that city. Returning to his old home in Groton, where his father had a farm, he helped build the Montpelier and Wells River railroad and later worked in the granite sheds as a tool sharpener.

Mr. Noyes married Winona Morrison on May 14, 1873, and they moved to East Hardwick. Thirty-eight years ago they moved to St. Johnsbury where for 19 years he was employed on the village force, being chief of police most of the time. In his latter years he often served as a traffic officer on special occasions. He was very fond of the outdoor life and spent much of his time the last few years hunting and fishing and occupying a cottage on the shores of Miles pond. He was an active member of Chamberlin post, Grand army of the republic, and his death leaves but seven members in the post which for many years was the largest in Vermont.

Mr. Noyes was given a military funeral at the Universalist church where the pastor, Rev. John M. Paige, spoke most appreciatively of his patriotic services in the Civil war and his efficiency and tact as a policeman. Khaki-clad young soldiers guarded the casket which was draped with the flag. The burial service at Mount Pleasant cemetery was in charge of Vice-Commander E. C. Smith and other members of the e. R. frost camp, Sons of Union Veterans. In the spring the body will be removed to the family lot in the cemetery at Groton. He leaves a sister at San Diego, Cal., a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth F., wife of George C. Tice of St. Johnsbury, two grandsons and three great-grandchildren.

Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.