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John Tribe (Medal of Honor)
Born (1836-12-04)December 4, 1836
Died December 4, 1917(1917-12-04) (aged 81)
Place of birth Tioga County, New York
Buried at Halsey Valley Cemetery, New York
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank Private
Unit New York Company G, 5th New York Cavalry
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Medal of Honor

John Tribe (December 4, 1841 - December 4, 1917) was a Union Army officer in the American Civil War who received the U.S. military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.[1]

Tribe was born in Tioga County, New York in 1836 and entered service in Oswego.[2] He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism shown on August 25, 1862, while serving as a Private with Company G, 5th New York Cavalry, at Waterloo Bridge in Virginia. Tribe won his medal for participating in the destruction of the bridge. His Medal of Honor was issued on June 11, 1895.[2]

Tribe died on his 81st birthday, on December 4, 1917, and was buried at Halsey Valley Cemetery in Tioga County, New York.

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The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private John Tribe, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 25 August 1862, while serving with Company G, 5th New York Cavalry, in action at Waterloo Bridge, Virginia. Private Tribe voluntarily assisted in the burning and destruction of the bridge under heavy fire of the enemy.


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