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.
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
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