b. 04/12/1841 Tioga Center, New York. d. 04/12/1917 Barton, New York.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 25/08/1862 Waterloo Bridge, Virginia.
Tribe was born in Tioga County, New York in 1836 and entered service in Oswego. He was awarded the Medal of Honor, for extraordinary heroism shown on August 25, 1862, while serving as a Private with Company G, 5th New York Cavalry, at Waterloo Bridge in Virginia. Tribe won his medal for participating in the destruction of the bridge. His Medal of Honor was issued on June 11, 1895.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private John Tribe, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 25 August 1862, while serving with Company G, 5th New York Cavalry, in action at Waterloo Bridge, Virginia. Private Tribe voluntarily assisted in the burning and destruction of the bridge under heavy fire of the enemy.
BURIAL LOCATION: HALSEY VALLEY CEMETERY, HALSEY VALLEY, NEW YORK.
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