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Federal (USV)


John Noble

(c. 1833 - 1862)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 30th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company D, 30th Ohio Infantry at age 29 on 2 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot to his right knee, with compound fracture, in action on 14 September 1862 on South Mountain.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to the US Army General Hospital #5 in Frederick, MD on 18 September. His leg was amputated or resected (bone removed), but he died of infection on 5 October 1862.

References & notes

Service information from State of Ohio.1 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 His gravesite on Findagrave has him in Company F, 11th Ohio Infantry, in error. Details from family genealogists.

His brother William, also in Company D, died of wounds 4 days before him in a hospital in Middletown, MD.

He named his fourth child (2nd son) William Ewing Noble (b. 22 Jan 1862) - possibly honoring the 30 Ohio Regiment's Colonel.

More on the Web

His name is on the Company D, 30th Ohio Volunteer Regiment Monument (dedicated 4 July 1876) in New Lexington, OH; more about it online [search monuments] from the Cincinnati Museum Center.


c. 1833 in OH


10/05/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 3, pg. 407  [AotW citation 14641]