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Bethel in Clermont County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Private Edgar R. Aston

Medal of Honor

 
 
Pvt Edgar R. Aston-Medal of Honor Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 9, 2003
1. Pvt Edgar R. Aston-Medal of Honor Memorial Marker
Inscription.  Medal of Honor. Private Edgar R. Aston, Company L, 8th U.S. Cavalry Indian Wars. Battle San Carlos, Arizona Territory 1865 with two other men, he volunteered to search for a wagon passage out of a 4,000 foot valley wherein an Infantry Column was immobile. The small group passed six miles among hostile Apache Indians and found the sought passage on their return trip down the canyon. They were attacked by the Apaches who were successfully held at bay.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients series list.
 
Location. 38° 57.606′ N, 84° 4.518′ W. Marker is in Bethel, Ohio, in Clermont County. The marker is near the grave of Edgar R. Aston buried in Tate Township Cemetery, aka Bethel Cemetery in Section 7, Lot 40. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2655 Spring Street (Cemetery entrance), Bethel OH 45106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Settlers Burial Ground (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bethel Methodist Church
Pvt Edgar R. Aston-sign at grave site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, April 9, 2003
2. Pvt Edgar R. Aston-sign at grave site
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(approx. 4.7 miles away); Civil War Veterans (approx. 4.7 miles away); Elk Lick Mound (approx. 4.7 miles away); Fallen Heroes of Clermont County (approx. 5.1 miles away); Harmony Hill 1800 (approx. 6.4 miles away); Dairy House at Harmony Hill (approx. 6.4 miles away); Stepping Stone (approx. 6.4 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 7, 2023