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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1820

Vol. I

(Born Md.)

Thomas Noel

(Ap'd Md.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Aug. 5, 1814, to July 1, 1820, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1820.

Served: in conducting Recruits to Ft. Atkinson, Council Bluffs, Io., 1820‑21; on frontier duty at Ft. Atkinson, Io., 1821‑23; in the Arickaree

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry, Apr. 16, 1823)

Expedition, 1823, acting as Adjutant of the command, and participating in the Attack on the Indian Towns, Aug. 9‑11, 1823; on frontier duty at Far from Atkinson, Io., 1823‑24; in Missouri Expedition, 1825; as Adjutant, 6th Infantry, at Regimental headquarters, July 17, 1825, to July 14, 1827; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1827‑29, 1830‑32;

(Captain, 6th Infantry, May 1, 1827)

in the "Black Hawk" War against the Sac Indians, 1832, being engaged in the Battle of Bad Axe River, Aug. 2, 1832; on frontier duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1832‑36, — Ft. Jesup, La., 1836, — and Camp Sabine, La., 1836; in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1837, being engaged in the Battle of Okee-cho-bee, Dec. 25, 1837;​a on

(Bvt. Major, Dec. 25, 1837,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Kissimmee, Fla.)

Recruiting service, 1837‑38; in the Florida War, 1838‑39; and on sick

(Major, 7th Infantry, May 9, 1846)

leave of absence, 1839‑48.

Died, Aug. 14, 1848, near Baltimore, Md.: Aged 47.

Thayer's Note:

a Details of the engagement are given by Ganoe, The History of the United States Army, pp181‑182.

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