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Orville Tryon Chamberlain Edit Profile

soldier , lawyer.

Orville Tryon Chamberlain, American soldier, lawyer. awarded Congressional Medal of Honor “for most distinguished gallantry” in Battle of Chickamauga, Sept; awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor “for conspicuous gallantry, at risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty”. member Loyal Legion.

Background

Chamberlain, Orville Tryon was born on September 1, 1841 in Leesburg, Kosciusko Company, Indiana, United States. Son of Joseph Wright (Doctor of Medicine and Caroline (Tryon) C.

Education

University of Notre Dame, Indiana, 1860-1862 (honorary Bachelor of Arts, 1868).

Career

1 daughter, Edith C. (Mistress Louis M. Simpson). Enlisted as private Company G, 74th Indiana Vol. Infantry, August 6, 1862.

Honorary discharged as captain, June 9, 1865. Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor “for most distinguished gallantry” in Battle of Chickamauga, September 20, 1863. Admitted to Indiana bar, 1866, and practiced at Elkhart until 1901.

Was town attorney Elkhart, and its first city attorney. Served as district attorney, 34th Judicial District Elected commander Army and Naval Medal of Honor Legion of United States of America, 1916, reelected 1917. Div. commander 10th District of Indiana, G.A.R., under original organization.

Commander Elmer Post Northern 37, Elkhart, 3 terms. Was judge advocate, G.A.R., Department of Indiana. Member Loyal Legion.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author of act of Congress, approved April 27, 1916, granting special pensions to soldiers and sailors of the Union Army and Navy who were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor “for conspicuous gallantry, at risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty”.

Membership

Member Loyal Legion.

Connections

Married Helen M. Mead, of Elkhart, Indiana, September 1, 1869 (died May 31, 1911).

father:
Joseph Wright Chamberlain

spouse:
Helen M. Mead