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.

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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

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