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June 10, 1841|
|Died||December 21, 1920
|Place of burial|
|Allegiance|| United States of America
|| United States Army
|Years of service||1862–65, 1899–1905|
|Unit||15th Pennsylvania Cavalry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
|Other work||War 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.
Tweedale received a LL.B. degree from Columbian University (now George Washington University) of Washington, D.C. in 1868. After receiving his commission in the Army, he became Chief Clerk of the War Department. and confirmed by Congress on April 27, 1904, as Assistant Adjutant General with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He retired June 10, 1905 with the rank of colonel.
Tweedale was buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, Plot: Section 1, Lot 470.
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