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Major Henry Noyes 148th New York Infantry and Colonel of 38th USCT WIA


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Carte view of Henry Noyes who would serve as both a major with the 148th New York Volunteer Infantry and colonel of the 38th USCT. Noyes would be commissioned a 1st lieutenant and adjutant with the 148th in August, 1862. The regiment would be mainly engaged in garrison duty at Suffolk, Norfolk and Yorktown from the time of their enlistment through the spring of 1864. Henry would receive a promotion to major on December 26, 1863. In May, 1864 they would join the 18th Corps and take part in the campaigns against Petersburg and Richmond fighting at Swift Creek, Proctor’s Creek, Drewry’s Bluff and Bermuda Hundred. Ordered to reinforce the Army of the Potomac, they would be heavily engaged at Cold Harbor taking a 124 casualties. It was here that Henry would receive his first wound on June 3rd. Following his recovery he would rejoin the regiment in front of Petersburg where he would be wounded a second time. In September, 1864 Henry would be commissioned colonel of the 38th USCT. His two wounding’s however continued to plague him. Coupled with the strain of the previous campaign, his health struggled and by December he would resign due to health issues. This view dates to his time serving with the 148th New York while they were serving in Virginia. Signed on the reverse in period ink “Yours truly Henry Noyes Major 148th N.Y.V.”. This example does unfortunately have a considerable crease running horizontally through the midsection. At some point somebody applied scotch tape the the back to stabilize the crease. Still a very nice card. Back marked out of Norfolk.

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