NOYES Brig. Gen. Henry Erastus 44 years of continous service graduate West Point






















WALKER Louise W., b. Sep 1839, , , Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 1 Mar 1928, Berkeley, Alameda, California Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 88 years)


1. NOYES Henry W., b. 5 Jan 1867, , , Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location, d. Yes, date unknown
2. NOYES Arthur P., b. 28 Aug 1870, Medicine Bow, Carbon, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location, d. Yes, date unknown
3. NOYES Louise, b. 21 Feb 1872, d. 1 Jun 1937 (Age 65 years)
4. NOYES Col. Samuel W., b. 14 Jun 1875, Fort Sanders, Albany, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location, d. 7 Jan 1951 (Age 75 years)
5. NOYES Margaret, b. 22 Feb 1878, d. 5 Aug 1959 (Age 81 years)

Children born in Fort Riley, Kansas; Medicine Bow and Fort Sanders, Wyoming; and Fort Keough, Montana.

Appointed Cadet at U.S. Military Academy from 5th Mass. Dist., 1857 and rose to the rank of Colonel before retiring with 44 years of continuous service 1 Jul 1901.

Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1857, to June 24, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, June 24, 1861.
Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, June 24, 1861 : 2d Cavalry, Aug. 3, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861-66 : in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., June 27 to July 16, 1861; in the Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged in the Action at Blackburn’s Ford, July 18, 1861, – and Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., July to Sep., 1861; in the Port Royal Expedition, Oct.-Nov., 1861; in the Florida Expedition which captured Fernandina, Jacksonville, and St. Augustine, Feb. to June, 1862;

(First Lieut., 2d Cavalry, Feb. 15, 1862)

American Civil War in the Attack on Secessionville, James Island, S.C., June 16, 1862, and at Hilton Head, S.C., June 18 to Aug. 27, 1862; in the Maryland Campaign, at the headquarters of the Army of the Potomac, Sep. to Nov., 1862, being present at the Battle of South Mountain, Sep. 14, 1862, – Battle of  Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, – and on the March to Falmouth, Va., Oct.-Nov., 1862; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1862, to June, 1863, being engaged on “Stoneman’s Raid” toward Richmond, Apr. 13 to May 9, 1863, – and Combat at Beverly Ford, June 9, 1863; on sick leave of absence, June 13 to July, 1863, in the Pennsylvania Campaign (Army of the Potomac), July, 1863, being engaged in Skirmishes near Boonsborough, Hagerstown, and Williamsport; sick in hospital at Frederick, Md., July, 1803; on the Rappahanock (Army of the Potomac), Aug., 1863, being engaged in several

(Bvt. Captain, Aug. 1, 1863, for Gallant and Meritorious Services
at the Battle of Brandy Station, Va.)

Skirmishes ; at Camp Buford, Washington, D.C., remounting and equipping Company, Aug. to Oct., 1863; on sick leave of absence, Oct. 13 to Dec. 27, 1863; on Mustering and Disbursing duty for Draft Rendezvous, Riker and Hart Islands, N.Y., Dec. 7, 1863, to July 15, 1864; and as Aide-de-Camp to Brig.-General J.H. Wilson, July 20 to Oct. 5, 1864; in Operations before Petersburg, July 20 to Aug. 5, 1864; in the Shenandoah Campaign, Aug. 17 to Oct. 5, being engaged in the Skirmish of Summit Point, Aug. 21, 1864, Skirmish at Kearnysville, Aug. 25, 1864, -Battle of Opequan, Sep. 19, 1864, -and Skirmishes at Front Royal, Sep. 21, Milford, Sep. 22, and Waynesborough, Sep. 29, 1864; on leave of absence, Oct. 5-26, 1864; as Acting Asst. Inspector-General of the Cavalry Corps, Military Division of the Mississippi, Oct. 26, 1864, to Oct., 1865, (Captain, 2d Cavalry, Jan. 25, 1865) being engaged in the Battle of Nashville, Dec. 15-16, 1864, -and Pursuit of the enemy, skirmishing with the Rebel rear guard, Dec., 1864, -and in General Wilson’s Expedition into Alabama and Georgia, Mar.-Apr., 1865, participating in the Assault and capture of Selma, Apr. 2, 1865. Went to Andersonville, Ga. and arrested Capt. Wirz, C.S.A., the Andersonville jailer.

Bvt. Major, Apr. 2, 1865, for Gallant and Meritorious Services
at the Capture of Selma, Ala.

Served: on frontier duty a:

Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., Nov., 1865, to June, 1866,

Ft. Riley, Kan., June 1866, to Mar. 13, 1867,

Ft. Laramie, Dak., May 1 to Nov. 1867, –

Ft. D.A. Russell, Wy., Nov. 17, 1867, to June, 1868 (leave of absence, Dec. 15, 1867, to Mar. 28, 1868), –

Ft. McPherson, Neb., Jul., 1868, to May, 1869, -in the field to Nov., 1869, -Omaha Barracks, Neb., to Apr., 1870, -Medicine Bow, Neb., to Nov., 1870, –

Ft. Saunders, Wy., to May 3, 1875; on leave of absence, May 3 to July 23, 1875; as witness before Civil Court to Sep. 2, 1875; on frontier duty at –

Ft. Latamie, Wy., Oct., 1875 to May 13, 1876, – on Big Horn Expedition, May 23 to Oct. 28, 1876, being engaged in the capture of Crazy Horse Village, Mar. 17, and Battle of Rosebud River, June 17, 1876, – Ft. D.A. Russell, Wy., Nov. 8, 1876, to Jan. 13, 1877,- Ft. Fred Steele, Wy., Jan. 14 to Sep. 23, 1877, -and Ft. Keogh, Mon., Oct. 24, 1877, to Aug. 15, 1878 (leave of absence, Mar. 14 to Apr. 25, 1878); on Mounted Recruiting Service, Oct., 1878, to Sep. 30, 1879; in command of Battalion at

(Major, 4th Cavalry, June 14, 1879)

Dec. 1, 1879, to Mar. 12, 1880, -of Ft. Hays, Kan., to May 30, 1880, -of Battalion in the Field, New Mexico, to Nov. 6, 1880, -Ft. Hays, Kan., to July 20, 1881, -Ft. Elliott,

Tex., to Nov., 1881, -Ft. Craig, N.M., to Mar. 27, 1883, -of Battalion in the Field, to Apr. 8, 1883; on frontier duty at Ft. Craig, N.M., to June 28, 1883, -Ft. Wingate, N.M., to June 13, 1884, -Ft. McDowell, Ara. (in command), to June, 1886, -Tueson, Ara., to Oct., 1886, -Ft. Lowell, Ara. (in command), to Nov. 30, 1888, -and Ft. Bowie, Ara.

(Lieut.-Colonel of Cavalry, July 1, 1891)

During the Spanish American War he served at mobilization camps at Chickamauga, Mobile and Tampa, and later in Cuba. For a time he served as Governor General of Santa Clara Province, Cuba.
(Colonel, 2d Cavalry, May 31, 1898)

Colonel of the 2d Cavalry Regiment, June 2, 1898 – Nov. 16, 1901.

General Noyes was retired from active service Nov. 16, 1901, under the sixty-two year old law, and was advanced to brigadier general on the retired list Apr. 23, 1904.

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