|Department of Iowa - Civil War Monuments|
Wayne County - Allerton
Medal of Honor Recipient Andrew W. Tibbets
Pvt. Tibbets (1830-1898) captured an enemy flag at Columbus, Georgia on April 16, 1865. Lt. John Veatch, also of Co. I, 3rd Iowa Cavalry, said, "Tibbets had to go through an ordeal which is almost beyond human endurance...did capture the Rebel flag amid the hottest fire and smoke that the severest test of this night made him blind so he had to be led by his comrades until we reached Macon, Georgia where he was left in the hospital." Tibbets lived in Numa, Iowa both before and after the war. He moved to Allerton in 1876 where he died in 1898. The cemetery is about 1 1/2 miles NE of town - at Central and Main Streets - take Main Street - a gravel road - east to the cemetery. The location is in the second row from the road. Photos taken 2/6/09.