DOUBLE ID’D BUST VIEW OF 7TH MASSACHUSETTS LIEUTENANT WHO ROSE THROUGH THE RANKS

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CDV is a chest-up view of Luke B. Noyes, Jr. in a dark frock coat with high collar and 2nd lieutenant shoulder straps.

Contrast and clarity are excellent. Mount has clipped corners other wise the mount and paper are good. Bottom of the image has a faint period pencil ID that reads “LUKE B. NOYES.”

Reverse has no photographer’s imprint but does have a nice strong period ink ID of “LUKE B. NOYES JR. 2ND LT. 7TH MASS VOL.”

Luke Bicknell Noyes, Jr. was born May 5, 1837 in Whitman, Massachusetts. He was living in Abington and working as a stonecutter when he enlisted as a corporal in Company K, 7th Massachusetts Infantry on June 15, 1861. He was promoted to sergeant July 21, 1862 and on the following November 1 he was promoted to sergeant-major. Noyes commission to 2nd lieutenant in Company I came on July 18, 1863. He was discharged at Taunton, Massachusetts on June 27, 1864. Records show that he was present for all the engagements of his regiment.

After the war he married Frances C. Robinson on April 26, 1866. The couple would have one child, a daughter. Noyes was a charter member of the David A. Russell GAR Post #78 in Whitman, Massachusetts.

He died in Natick on December 6, 1886 at age 49. He is buried in Whitman’s High Street Cemetery.

The 7th Massachusetts Infantry served with the 4th and 6th Corps of the Army of the Potomac. They saw action on the Peninsula as well as Fredericksburg, Salem Heights, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor.  [ad][ph:L]

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