|If this website has been useful to you, please consider
making a Donation.
Your support will help keep this website free for everyone, and will allow us to do
more research. Thank you for your support!
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