Chafee, Adna

Chafee, Adna (Romanza)

(1842–1914) soldier; born in Orwell, Ohio. Determined and able, he served for more than a quarter-century on the southwest frontier, led a brigade in Cuba during the war with Spain, and commanded the U.S. contingent in the advance on Peking during the Boxer Rebellion of 1899–1900.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.