Peter Noel (9-11-1832 .. 7-20-1863).
Peter Noel with Oral History - Peter was the son of Joseph Noel and Maria Longmyer / Longmeyer. He was born in 1832 in Westmoreland County, PA and was taken by his half-brothers, Adam, Joseph, and John to Iowa in 1835.
Peter was wounded in the American Civil War at Champion Hill, Vicksburg and died at a Hospital on his way home in St Louis. His brother took his body, and he is buried at Davenport, Iowa. Peter has no know children. The brother could have been Jacob S Noel of Westmoreland County, PA as Peter stopped there on his way to Iowa. Jacob may have escorted him as he was very ill.
Taken from Army Records As Written
Peter was 29 yr.’s old when
he enlisted Aug 11th, 1862, at Millersburg Iowa Eyes
Oct. 31, 62 Present
Died July 20th 63 at City Hosp. St. Louis, Mo. from wounds rec. in battle. Wounded at Champion Hill May 16th by a minie ball fracturing radius and ulna of left arm.......Amputation performed at lower third May 26th. When admitted in very low condition...Arm gangrenous...Suffering from Diarrhea.
July 10 ......much depressed July 16th....no
NOTE: Scrawled in the top right corner of cert. are the words "Taken by his brother.”