Lewellyn G. Estes

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Lewellyn G. Estes
Born (1843-12-27)December 27, 1843
Oldtown, Maine
Died February 21, 1905(1905-02-21) (aged 61)
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1861 - 1865
Rank Major
Brevet Colonel
Unit Maine 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.[1][2]


Estes was born in Oldtown, Maine on 27 December 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 Colonel. [3] He died on 21 February 1905 and his remains are interred at the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Voluntarily led troops in a charge over a burning bridge.[1][2]

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