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John Tweedale
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Born: June 10, 1841(1841-06-10)
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Died: December 21, 1920 (aged 79)
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Allegiance: United States of America
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Branch: United States Army
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Rank: Colonel
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Unit: 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry
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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[]

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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. 1.0 1.1 United States War Department (1906). Official Army Register for 1907. Washington, D. C.: The Military Secretary's Office. pp. 443.,M1. Retrieved 2008-11-19. 
  2. ""Army and Navy news"" (PDF). 1885-08-18. Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  3. ""Confirmed by the Senate"" (PDF). 1904-04-27. Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  4. "“John Tweedale at Arlington”". Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  5. John Tweedale at Find a Grave Retrieved on 2007-11-29
  6. ""Civil War Medal of Honor citations" (S-Z): Tweedale, John". Retrieved 2007-11-29. 
  7. ""Medal of Honor website” (M-Z): Tweedale, John". United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved 2007-11-29.