b. 1830 Clark County, Indiana. d. 18/05/1898 Allerton, Iowa.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 16/04/1865 Columbus, Georgia.
Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private in Company I, 3rd Iowa US Cavalry. At Columbus, Georgia, on April 16, 1865, the 3rd Iowa Cavalry was ordered to capture the Confederate entrenchments protecting the bridge over the Chattahoochee River. As the 3rd Iowa moved in position the enemy opened fire with heavy rifle and canon volleys. Untill about midnight Private Tibbets continued to fight under the severest conditions, going forward to capture the flag and bearer of the Confederate battery. For this act of valor, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on June 17, 1865.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private Andrew W. Tibbets, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 16 April 1865, while serving with Company I, 3d Iowa Cavalry, in action at Columbus, Georgia, for capture of flag and bearer, Austin's Battery (Confederate States of America).
BURIAL LOCATION: ALLERTON CEMETERY, ALLERTON, IOWA.
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