b. 27/12/1843 Oldtown, Maine. d. 21/02/1905 Virginia.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 30/08/1864 Flint River, Georgia.
Estes was born in Oldtown, Maine on 27 December 1843. He joined the 1st Maine Volunteer Cavalry Regiment as a First Sergeant in October 1861, and was commissioned as First Lieutenant in March 1862. He was promoted to Captain in August 1863, and was appointed as assistant adjutant general the next month. By the time Estes mustered out in September 1865, he was a Major, and had received a brevet promotion to Colonel.
Voluntarily led troops in a charge over a burning bridge.
BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA.
Section 3, Lot 1437