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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

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b. 1841 Liverpool. Nova Scotia, Canada. d. 21/03/1882 Washington DC.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 26/12/1872 Norfolk, Virginia.

 

Joseph B. Noil enlisted in the Navy from New York; when he re-enlisted for a three-year hitch on December 29, 1874, he was described as thirty-four years old, born in Nova Scotia and a "Negro". His civilian occupation was as a caulker, and he was five feet, six inches tall.

 

While serving on USS Powhatan at Norfolk, Virginia on December 26, 1872, he saved a drowning shipmate, Boatswain J.C. Walton. For his conduct on this occasion, he was awarded the Medal of Honor.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Serving on board the U.S.S. Powhatan at Norfolk, 26 December 1872, Noil saved Boatswain J. C. Walton from drowning.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: ST ELIZABETH'S HOSPITAL EAST CEMETERY, ANACOSTIA, DC.

East Campus, Section 3, Row 3, Site 535

 

 

Joseph Benjamin Noil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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