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Chaffee, Adna Romanza

Born: 1842 AD
Died: 1914 AD, at 72 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: General


1842 - Born on April 14th in Orwell, Ohio. American military officer and general.

1861 - He enlisted in the 6th Cavalry on July.

1862 - He was promoted to sergeant and participated in the Peninsular and Antietam Campaigns.

         - He was advanced to first sergeant of Company K on September.

1863 - He was commissioned a second lieutenant by direction of the secretary of war.

1865-1867 - He was promoted to first lieutenant and captain.

1868 - Married to Kate Haynie Reynolds.

         - He served in the Indian wars against Central Plains and southwestern tribes.

1875 - Married to Annie Frances Rockwell.

1888 - He was promoted to major and posted to the 9th Cavalry.

1897 - He was promoted to lieutenant colonel and transferred to the 3d Cavalry.

         - He was commandant of the Cavalry School, Fort Riley.

1898 - He commanded a brigade in the Santiago campaign and served as chief of staff to the military governor of Cuba.

1900 - Commanded the American contingent in the multinational relief force sent to China during the Boxer uprising.

1901 - Promoted to major general in the permanent establishment.

         - Commanded the Department of the Philippines and served as military governor.

1902 - Commanded the Department of the East.

1904 - He was chief of staff of the United States Army.

1906 - Served on an Army and Navy board for cooperation between the services; retired from active service.

         - He was president of the Board of Public Works for the city of Los Angeles.

1914 - Died on November 1st in Los Angeles, California.


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