Rank and organization: Quartermaster, U.S. Navy. Born: 1842, Germany.
Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 59, 22 June 1865.
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.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)