Do you know an individual or organization that has gone above and beyond to help others?

Nominate a hometown hero for the Society’s Citizen Honors Awards. Nominations close Dec. 31!


Click on “Citizen Honors” below to submit your nomination.

Congressional Medal of Honor Society

Stories of Sacrifice

  • Filter Recipient Database here
    • Service Branch
    • Conflict / Era
    • Additional Filters

Interim 1871 - 1899 - U.S. Navy

Joseph B Noil

  • Rank: Seaman
  • Conflict/Era: Interim 1871 - 1899
  • Unit/Command:
    U.S.S. Powhatan
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Navy
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: December 26, 1872
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Serving on board the U.S.S. Powhatan at Norfolk, 26 December 1872, Noil saved Boatswain J.C. Walton from drowning.
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: 1841, Canada
  • Died: March 21, 1882, Washington, DC, United States
  • Buried: St. Elizabeth's East Campus Cemetery (Section 3, stone 535), Washington, DC, United States

Questions? For More Information Contact Us!