b. 31/10/1841 Des Moines, Iowa. d. 31/01/1913 Wever, Iowa.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 08 - 10/10/1868 Arizona.
Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as Sergeant in Company B, 8th US Cavalry. In Arizona Territory from August to October 1868, Sergeant Phife as an advance scout for his troop was constantly in the saddle patrolling for hostile Apache Indians. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Medal of Honor on July 24, 1869.
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Lewis Phife, United States Army, for bravery in scouts and actions against Indians from August to October 1868, while serving with Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry, in action in Arizona Territory.
BURIAL LOCATION: TIERNEY CEMETERY, WEVER, IOWA.
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