Thursday, January 29, 2015

Col. Edward F. Noyes of the 39th Ohio-- Part 1

In the last post, I mentioned a Colonel Noyes who George Hovey Cadman of the 39th Ohio, described as being more than just a drunk and a man willing to have his regiment "sacrificed to whisky and ambition."  Cadman was not too keen on his commanding officer.

I had never heard of this Colonel Noyes, so looked him up.

From Ohio History Central site.

Edward F. Noyes was born in Massachusetts in 1832, but grew up in New Hampshire and attended Dartmouth College.  In 1853, he got involved with politics, joining the newly-formed Republican party.  After graduation, he moved to Cincinnati in 1857 and graduated from law school in 1858 and began his practice.

With the beginning of the Civil War, he left his practice and helped organize the 39th Ohio Volunteer Infantry regiment and was commissioned its major  on July 27, 1861.

More to Come.  --Old Secesh




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