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CMOHS.org - Quartermaster NIBBE, JOHN H., U.S. Navy

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NIBBE, JOHN H.

Rank: Quartermaster
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 1842, Germany
Departed: Yes
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G.O. Number: 59
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Accredited To: New York
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NIBBE, JOHN H. Photo
 
Citation

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.