of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
Rank and Organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1840, Bath County, Ky. G.O.
No.: 71, 15 January 1866.
As landsman on board the U.S.S. Metacomet, Noble served among the boat's crew which
went to the rescue of the U.S. Monitor Tecumseh when that vessel was struck by a torpedo
in passing enemy forts in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Noble braved the enemy fire which was
said by the admiral to be "one of the most galling" he had ever seen and aided
in rescuing from death 10 of the crew of the Tecumseh, thereby eliciting the admiration of
both friend and foe.
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