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 Lwellyn Garrish Estes 
Brigadier General, United States Army
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Lewellyn Garrish Estes of Maine
First Sergeant, Troop A, 1st Maine Cavalry, 19 October 1861
First Lietuenant, 4 March 1862
Captain, 1 August 1863
Major, Assistant Adjutant General of U.S. Volunteers, 1 February 1865
Breveted Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel, U. S. Volunteers, 13 March 1865, for gallant and meritorious service during the campaign in Georgia and the Carolinas
Beveted Brigadier General, U. S. Volunteers, 13 March 1865, for faithful and meritorious service in the war
Awarded the Medal of Honor, 28 August 1894, for having voluntarily led troops in a charge over a burning bridge at Flint River, Georgia, 30 August 1864
Honorably mustered out, 29 September 1865
Born at Oldtown, Maine, on December 27, 1843, he earned the Medal of Honor during the Civil War while serving as Captain and Assistant Adjutant General, United States Volunteers, at Flint River, Georgia, on August 30, 1864. The Medal was actually issued to him on August 29, 1894.

He served as First Sergeant, Company A, 1st Maine Volunteer Cavalry, October 19, 1861; First Lieutenant, March 24, 1862; Captain, August 1, 1863; Captain and Assistant Adjutant General of Volunteers, September 4, 1863; Major, Assistant Adjutant General of Volunteers, February 2, 1865. He was breveted Brigadier General, United States Volunteers, for war service and specifically for the Carolinas and Georgia campaigns.

He died on February 1, 1905 and was buried in Section 3 Grave 1437)  of Arlington National Cemetery.

His wife, Julia Whiting Estes (1842-1912), is buried with him.


ESTES, LEWELLYN G.

Rank and organization: Captain and Assistant Adjutant General, Volunteers. Place and date: At Flint River, Georgia., 30 August 1864. Entered service at: Penobscot, Maine. Birth: Oldtown, Maine. Date of issue: 29 August 1894. 

Citation: 

Voluntarily led troops in a charge over a burning bridge.



ESTES, LLEWELLYN G
PVT CAPT 1 COLORED VOLS ME CAV CIVIL
DATE OF DEATH: 02/21/1905
BURIED AT:   SECTION 3 LOT 1437
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

ESTES, JULIA W W/O LLEWELYN G 
DATE OF DEATH: 09/14/1912
BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 1437
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  WIFE OF LG ESTES, MAJOR AA GEN BVT COL US VOL



L. G. Estes Gravesite PHOTO

L. G. Estes Gravesite PHOTO
Photos Courtesy of Ron Williams

LG Estes Gravesite PHOTO
Photograph By M. R. Patterson, October 2002

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LG Estes Gravesite PHOTO October 2007
Photo By: M. R. Patterson, October 2007

LG Estes Gravesite PHOTO June 2003

LG Estes Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photos By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003