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 John Holbrook Estill

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John Holbrook Estill

Birth
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Death
9 Nov 1907 (aged 67)
Isle of Hope, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Burial
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID
10280435 View Source

John Holbrook Estill
Private, 8th Georgia Volunteer Infantry

Born October 28, 1840 in Charleston, SC, and died November 9, 1907 in Wymberly, Isle of Hope, Savannah, Ga.

A Confederate Soldier, Savannah Morning News 1867 - 1907, Thirty Years President Union Society, Bethesda Orphanage 1877-1907

John Holbrook Estill's military career began in 1859, age 19 he joined the Oglethorpe Light Infantry which later became Company B of the 8th Georgia Infantry.

He was wounded at First Manassas, Virginia 21 July 1861. He received a military discharge at First General Hospital, Richmond, Va. 16 Feb 1862.
He returned to Savannah and became a volunteer of Screven's Battalion opposing Sherman's March to the Sea campaign.
He was taken prisoner as a member of that group.

After the War he served several years as Captain of Company F, First Regiment Georgia Infantry.

In 1895 he was placed on the retired list of State Volunteers with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was an Honorary Member of the Oglethorpe Light Infantry, a life member of the Georgia Hussars, Savannah Cadets and Savannah Volunteer Guards. He was a Past Commander of Lafayette McLaws Camp, No. 576, U.C.V. and a member of the Confederate Veterans Association.

John H. Estill used the title Col. in front of his name. There is a street in Savannah named "Col. Estill"

He married (1) Marion Virginia Thomson, October 10, 1865 in Christ Episcopal Church, Savannah, Ga.;
(2) Ida Holbrook, June 30 1895 in St. John's Church, Savannah, Ga.; and
(3) Maude Augustin Hill, March 21, 1897 in St. Paul's Church, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Sources: Photos & narratives courtesy of Joan Evans, Fl, Great granddaughter of Henry Clay Wells & John Holbrook Estill
http://home.earthlink.net/~larsrbl/8grouppics.htm
http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?C&96651

John Holbrook Estill
Private, 8th Georgia Volunteer Infantry

Born October 28, 1840 in Charleston, SC, and died November 9, 1907 in Wymberly, Isle of Hope, Savannah, Ga.

A Confederate Soldier, Savannah Morning News 1867 - 1907, Thirty Years President Union Society, Bethesda Orphanage 1877-1907

John Holbrook Estill's military career began in 1859, age 19 he joined the Oglethorpe Light Infantry which later became Company B of the 8th Georgia Infantry.

He was wounded at First Manassas, Virginia 21 July 1861. He received a military discharge at First General Hospital, Richmond, Va. 16 Feb 1862.
He returned to Savannah and became a volunteer of Screven's Battalion opposing Sherman's March to the Sea campaign.
He was taken prisoner as a member of that group.

After the War he served several years as Captain of Company F, First Regiment Georgia Infantry.

In 1895 he was placed on the retired list of State Volunteers with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was an Honorary Member of the Oglethorpe Light Infantry, a life member of the Georgia Hussars, Savannah Cadets and Savannah Volunteer Guards. He was a Past Commander of Lafayette McLaws Camp, No. 576, U.C.V. and a member of the Confederate Veterans Association.

John H. Estill used the title Col. in front of his name. There is a street in Savannah named "Col. Estill"

He married (1) Marion Virginia Thomson, October 10, 1865 in Christ Episcopal Church, Savannah, Ga.;
(2) Ida Holbrook, June 30 1895 in St. John's Church, Savannah, Ga.; and
(3) Maude Augustin Hill, March 21, 1897 in St. Paul's Church, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Sources: Photos & narratives courtesy of Joan Evans, Fl, Great granddaughter of Henry Clay Wells & John Holbrook Estill
http://home.earthlink.net/~larsrbl/8grouppics.htm
http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?C&96651


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