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 Llewellyn Garrish Estes

Llewellyn Garrish Estes

Birth
Old Town, Penobscot County, Maine, USA
Death 21 Feb 1905 (aged 61)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 3, Site 1437
Memorial ID 9146 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the Civil War first as Captain of Company A, 1st Maine Volunteer Cavalry, then as Major and Assistant Adjutant General on the staff of Major General Judson Kilpatrick. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Flint River, Georgia on August 30, 1864, with his citation reading "Voluntarily led troops in a charge over a burning bridge". He had been ordered by Major General Oliver O. Howard to drive away rebel troops who were blocking Union Army's advance on Jonesboro, Georgia. This he did, leading his men under heavy fire across a burning bridge armed with only a revolver. His leadership in the charge cleared the way for the Union troops, saved the bridge for them to cross, and won glowing praise from General Howard in his official reports. His Medal was issued on August 29, 1894. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "faithful and meritorious services".

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Added: 17 Apr 2000
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Llewellyn Garrish Estes (27 Dec 1843–21 Feb 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9146, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .