|Born: 15 Feb 1835, Cumming, Forsyth County, Georgia
||Died: before 1900
|Married: 1858, Dalton, Georgia
||Spouse: Fanny C. Swift
|Unit: Co. I, 43rd Georgia Infantry (Capt. - Major)
||Joined: 10 Mar 1862, Cumming, Georgia
|Father: Richard Henry Lester
||Mother: Mary Minor Sims
Captured Vicksburg, Mississippi 4 Jul 1863. Paroled 6 Jul 1863.
Elected Major 18 Dec 1863.
Absent by authority of Medical Board due to chronic diarrhea 9 Aug 1864.
|1850 Census: Forsyth County, Georgia, page 232B
|1860 Census: Forsyth County, Georgia, page 396|
|1870 Census: Whitfield County, Georgia, page 125A|
|1880 Census: Whitfield County, Georgia, page 78A|