John Tweedale
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John Tweedale
John Tweedale
Born(1841-06-10)June 10, 1841
Frankford, Pennsylvania
DiedDecember 21, 1920(1920-12-21) (aged 79)
Washington, D.C.
Place of burial
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service1862-65, 1899-1905
RankUS-O6 insignia.svg Colonel
UnitPennsylvania 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War
AwardsMedal of Honor
Other workWar 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.

Post war

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

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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]

See also


  1. ^ a b United States War Department (1906). Official Army Register for 1907. Washington, D. C.: The Military Secretary's Office. p. 443. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Army and Navy news" (PDF). 1885-08-18. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Confirmed by the Senate" (PDF). 1904-04-27. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "John Tweedale at Arlington". Retrieved .
  5. ^ "John Tweedale". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. Retrieved .
  6. ^ ""Civil War Medal of Honor citations" (S-Z): Tweedale, John". Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Medal of Honor website (M-Z): Tweedale, John". United States Army Center of Military History. Archived from the original on 2009-02-23. Retrieved .

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