of the United States
in the name of
takes pleasure in presenting the
Medal of Honor
NIBBE, JOHN H.
Rank and Organization: Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1842, Germany. Accredited
To: New York. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
Served as quartermaster on board the U.S.S. Peterel during its capture in Yazoo River,
22 April 1864. Standing his ground when a shot came through the stern, raking the gundeck
and entering and exploding the boilers, when all the others had deserted the flag, Nibbe
assisted in getting the wounded off the guard and proceeded to get ready to fire the ship
despite the escaping steam from the boilers at which time he was surrounded on all sides
by the rebels and forced to surrender.
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