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Lewis Merriam
Captain, United States Army
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Lewis Merriam of Maine. Born in 1844.
Sergeant, Company H, 20th Maine Infantry, 5 August 1862 to 20 March 1865
Second Lieutenant, 61st United States Colored Infantry, 21 March 1865
Honorably Mustered Out of the Volunteer Service, 30 December 1865
Second Lieuetnant, 65th United States Colored Infantry, 20 February 1866
First Lieutenant, 1 June 1866
Honorably Mustered Out 8 January 1867
Second Lieutenant, 4th United States Infantry, 27 July 1872
First Lieutenant, 27 April 1880
Retired with the rank of Captain, 18 May 1893

Captain Merriam died in 1923 and was buried with full military honors in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.  His wife, Annie Burnham Merriam (died 1929) is buried with him.

Captain Merriam was the brother of Henry Clay Merriam, Major General, United States Army. They are buried quite close to one another in Section 1.

Lewis Merrian Jr PHOTO Couresy of Bill Gonyo 2010
Photo Courtesy of Bill Gonyo, 2010

MERRIAM, ANNE B W/O LEWIS
DATE OF DEATH: 10/15/1923
DATE OF INTERMENT: 10/17/1923
BURIED AT: SECTION W  SITE LOT 39-E
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 WIFE OF LEWIS MERRIAM,  MAJ USA

MERRIAM, LEWIS
MAJOR USA
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 10/15/1923
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION W  SITE 39-B
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY



Posted: 7 September 2003  Updated: 27 February 2004 Updated: 4 September 2004  Updated: 5 September 2005 Updated: 17 February 2010

Lewis Merriam Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003