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b. 22/05/1842 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  d. 27/08/1920 Phoenix, Arizona.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 13/08 - 31/10/1868 Black Mountains, Arizona.

 

Andrew J. Weaher (or Weaber) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 22, 1842, and enlisted in the United States Army there. He was assigned to frontier duty as a private with Company B of the 8th U.S. Cavalry Regiment and took part in the Apache Wars during the late 1860s. Weaher was among the 50 or 60 cavalry troopers ordered to secure settlements in the Arizona Territory and protect the region from Apache raiding parties during the late summer and fall of 1868. For a period of 90 days, from August 13 to October 31, 1868, he and other members of the 8th Cavalry faced the Apache in heavy fighting and often subjected to ambushes or sniper attacks from hidden ravines during their patrols. Winning distinction in battle against the Apache in Black Mountains, Weaher was among the thirty-four members of his regiment who were recommended for the Medal of Honor, officially cited for "bravery in scouts and actions against Indians"and received the award the following summer in one of the largest Medal of Honor presentations at the time.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: GREENWOOD MEMORIAL PARK, PHOENIX, ARIZONA.

Section Forrest Lawn, Block 1, Lot 2, Space 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Andrew J Weaher

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