Colonel, United States Army
Photo Courtesy of the Home of Heroes
John Tweedal was born at Philadelphia, Pennsyvlania, June 10, 1841. He earned the Medal of Honor in the Civil War while serving as Private, Company B, 15th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry at Stones River, Tennesse, Decmeber 31, 1862-January 1, 1863. The Medal was actaully issued on November 18, 1887. After the war he served as Chief Clerk of the War Department.
He died on December 21, 1920 and was buried
in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Myra Bourn Tweedale
(1844-1913), is buried with him.
Rank and organization. Private, Company B, 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Place and date: At Stone River, Tennessee, 31 December 1862_1 January 1863. Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Born: 10 June 1841, Frankford, Pennsylvania. Date of issue: 18 November 1887.
Gallantry in action.
COL US ARMY
DATE OF DEATH: 12/21/1920
BURIED AT: SECTION W WS SITE 470
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
TWEEDALE, MYRA BOURN W/O JOHN
Updated: 7 October 2000 Updated: 18 August 2001 Updated: 27 July 2003 Updated: 27 August 2005
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003