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Orwell in Ashtabula County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Adna R. Chaffee

 
 
Adna R. Chaffee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 18, 2008
1. Adna R. Chaffee Marker
Inscription. Adna R. Chaffee was born in Orwell on April 14, 1842, and grew up on the family farm. He left home in 1861 to pursue a career in the military, enlisting first in the 6th U.S. Cavalry for service in the Civil War. Distinguishing himself in many battles, including Gettysburg, Chaffee rose to the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He then fought in the Indian Wars of the West from 1867-1888, assisting in the capture of Geronimo and being promoted to the rank of Major. He also saw action in the Spanish American War, the Boxer Rebellion in China, and the Philippine Insurrection. On January 9, 1904, Chaffee was promoted to Lt. General and became Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, the first to achieve this office without attending West Point. He retired in 1906. He died in 1914 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery with the highest military honors.
 
Erected 2003 by Orwell/Grand Valley Chamber of Commerce and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 9-4.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 32.093′ N, 80° 52.052′ W. Marker is in Orwell, Ohio, in Ashtabula County. Marker is at the intersection of South Maple
Marker location, at the southwest corner of the intersection image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, April 18, 2008
2. Marker location, at the southwest corner of the intersection
Street (Ohio Route 45) and U.S. 322, on the right when traveling north on South Maple Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orwell OH 44076, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bloomfield Township Commons (approx. 5.1 miles away); Upon This Tablet (approx. 10.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Chaffee. (Submitted on October 17, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, Spanish-AmericanWar, US CivilWars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,925 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.
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