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This biography is from HEROES OF ALBANY, by Rufus W. Clark, D. D.

Lieut. Robert G. Noxon
of Watervliet

Robert G. Noxon, son of Peter B, and Helen Noxon, was born in the town of Bethlehem.

Actuated by the true spirit of patriotism, he enlisted in Company F, Thirtieth Regiment, October 8th, 1862. He remarked to his mother that she should be proud to have a son in the American army, to sustain the government and the Union. Lieut. Noxon was in several battles, in which his bravery and devotion to his country were conspicuous. After the battle of Fredericksburg, he was transferred to the Seventy-sixth Regiment, Company F.

In the terrible battle at Gettysburg, he was mortally wounded, and laid upon the field for fifty-four hours, in great suffering. He was wounded in the thigh by a Minnie ball, that passed through the bone and fractured it. It was several days after he was wounded before he was taken to the hospital. He survived his wound but forty days, when he was released by death from his extreme sufferings. His remains rest in the Albany Rural Cemetery.

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