Lewellyn G. Estes
|Lewellyn G. Estes|
December 27, 1843|
|Died||February 21, 1905
|Buried at||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch|| United States Army
|Years of service||1861 - 1865|
Bvt. Brigadier General
|Unit||1st Maine Volunteer Cavalry Regiment|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Lewellyn Garrish Estes (December 27, 1843 to February 21, 1905) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Estes received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action at Flint River in Georgia on 30 August 1864. He was honored with the award on 29 August 1894.
Estes was born in Oldtown, Maine on December 27, 1843. He joined the 1st Maine Volunteer Cavalry Regiment as a First Sergeant in October 1861, and was commissioned as First Lieutenant in March 1862. He was promoted to Captain in August 1863, and was appointed as assistant adjutant general the next month. By the time Estes mustered out in September 1865, he was a Major, and had received a brevet promotion to Brigadier General.  He died on 21 February 1905 and his remains are interred at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.