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Civil War Soldiers - Este

Este, George P., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, 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, practised 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 practised law in Washington, D. C. Gen. Este died in New York city, Feb. 6, 1881.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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