|Andrew W. Tibbets|
|Died||May 18, 1898|
|Place of birth||Clark County, Iowa|
|Buried at||Allerton, Iowa|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Unit||Company I, 3rd Iowa Cavalry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Andrew W. Tibbets (1830 - May 18, 1898) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Tibbets received his country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor. Tibbets medal was won for capturing the flag of the Confederate troop of Austin's Battery at Columbus, Georgia on April 16, 1865. He was honored with the award on June 17, 1865.
Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Andrew W. Tibbets, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 16 April 1865, while serving with Company I, 3d Iowa Cavalry, in action at Columbus, Georgia, for capture of flag and bearer, Austin's Battery (Confederate States of America).
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References[edit | edit source]
- "Andrew W. Tibbets". http://projects.militarytimes.com/citations-medals-awards/recipient.php?recipientid=175. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
- "Civil War (S-Z) Medal of Honor Recipients". http://www.history.army.mil/moh/civilwar_sz.html#TIBBETS. Retrieved July 8, 2014.
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