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George P. Este

Este, George P., brigadier-general, was born in Nashua, N. H., April 30, 1830, was graduated at Dartmouth college in 1846, then took a trip to California and returning to the states in 1850, practiced law at first in Galena, Ill., and then in Toledo, Ohio. Enlisting in the volunteer army at the beginning of the Civil war, he was elected lieutenant-colonel of the 14th Ohio regiment, April 24, 1861, and after the first three months' service rendered conspicuous service by reorganizing the regiment, and was subsequently promoted its colonel. He was then put in command of the 3d brigade, 3d division, 14th army corps, which he continued to lead through the Atlanta campaign, the march to the sea, and the campaign of the Carolinas. He engaged in the battles of Snake Creek gap, Resaca, Kennesaw mountain, the Chattahoochee, where he had his horse shot under him, Peachtree creek, and Jonesboro. At Jonesboro, where he had another horse shot under him and was again slightly wounded, he especially distinguished himself, winning special commendation from Gen. Absalom Baird, commanding the division. He was brevetted brigadier-general of volunteers, Dec. 9, 1864, and was commissioned the full rank June 26, 1865. He resigned from the service, Dec. 4, 1865, and practiced law in Washington, D. C. Gen. Este died in New York cite, Feb. 6, 1881.

from Volume 8, The Union Army A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-65 -- Records of the Regiments in the Union Army -- Cyclopedia of Battles -- Memoirs of Commanders and Soldiers. 8 vols. Madison: Federal Publishing, 1908.

Service Record:

  • Enlisted as a Lieutenant Colonel on April 25, 1861 at the age of 31
  • Commission in Company A, 14th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 27, 1861
  • Mustered out on August 13, 1861 in Toledo, Ohio
  • Commission in Company A, 14th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 16, 1861
  • Mustered out on July 7, 1862
  • Promoted to Full Colonel on July 17, 1862
  • Promoted to Brevet Brigadier-Gen on December 9, 1864
  • Promoted to Full Brigadier-Gen on June 26, 1865


Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio. Published in 1886
Ohio in the War. Published in 1868 by Moore, Wilstach, Baldwin
Dyer: A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Published in 1959 by Yoseloff
Generals in Blue, Lives of the Union Commanders. Published in 1993

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