Peter Noel (9-11-1832 .. 7-20-1863).
Peter Noel the Oral History
was the son of Joseph Noel and Maria Longmyer / Longmeyer. He was
Westmoreland County, PA and was taken by his half-brothers 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.
may have escorted him as he was very ill.
My Aunt Dillie (Ester Noel) told me that
Peter stoped in Pennsylvania after the battle and gave her father Jacob
S Noel the bullet that caused his wound. He went on to Missouri never
be heard from again. There is a muzzel loader that was made at Harpers
Ferry in 1858. It came from Peter's brother Jacob S Noel through My
Leo A. Noel. Jacob S Noel was not in the Civil war; so this could
be the gun that Peter used.
Oct. 31, 62 Present
Peter was 29 yr's old when he
Aug 11th 1862 at Millersburg Iowa Eyes blue,
hair brown, complexion light,
height 5'10" Born, Westmoreland, Pa.
Nov.& Dec. 62 Absent, Taken prisoner
picket near Helena Ark.
Dec. 29, 62 Paroled the next day.
Jan.& Feb., 63 Present March
April 63 Present
May, June 63 Absent....Left in Hosp.
in battle of Champion Hill
May 16, 63 Sept. Oct. 63.
Died July 20th 63 at City Hosp. St.
Mo. from wounds rec. in battle. Wounded at Champion Hill May 16th by a
minnie ball fracturing radius and ulna of left arm.......Amputation
at lower third May 26th. When admitted in very low condition...Arm
July 10 ......much depressed July
July 20th....very feeble
died July 21st....died at midnight?
On a "U.S.Hospitals certificate for
undertakers" John A. Smither, Office, No.113 Chestmut, between 5th and
6th streets, St. Louis, MO.. NOTE: Scrawled in the top right corner of
cert. are the words "Taken by his brother."
Found by Richard B Weber