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John Tweedale
Born (1841-06-10)June 10, 1841
Died December 21, 1920(1920-12-21) (aged 79)
Place of birth Frankford, Pennsylvania
Place of death Washington, D.C.
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Union Army
Years of service 1862-65, 1899-1905
Rank US-O6 insignia.svg Colonel
Unit Pennsylvania 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry

American Civil War

Awards Medal of Honor
Other work War Department clerk

John Tweedale (June 10, 1841 – December 21, 1920) was a Union Army soldier during the American Civil War and a recipient of America's highest military decoration the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Stones River.

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Tweedale received a LL.B. degree from Columbian University (now George Washington University) of Washington, D. C. in 1868.[1] After receiving his commission in the Army, he became Chief Clerk of the War Department.[2] and confirmed by Congress on April 27, 1904, as Assistant Adjutant General with the rank of lieutenant colonel.[3] He retired June 10, 1905 with the rank of Colonel.[1]

Tweedale was buried at Arlington National Cemetery,[4] Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia Plot: Section 1, Lot 470.[5]

Medal of Honor citation[edit | edit source]

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Rank and Organization:Private, Company B, 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry.
Place and date: At Stones River, Tenn., December 31, 1862 to January 1, 1863.
Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa.
Born: June 10, 1841, Frankford, Pa.
Date of issue: November 18, 1887.


Gallantry in action.[6][7]

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