|Birth: ||May 10, 1820|
|Death: ||Sep. 2, 1864|
Sgt. Co. B. 10 Regt. Texas Inf CSA
Memorial Only - died at Jonesboro, GA in defense of Atlanta - he's probably buried in an unmarked grave at that location
Aaron Douglas Estes fought in the Civil War and was stationed at Atlanta. He had been discharged but could not find a ride home. He didn't have a horse and was awaiting transportation when the Battle of Atlanta took place. He was killed at the Battle of Atlanta.
He is shown on the roster of Company B, 10th Texas Infantry organized byJames W. Bennett at Springfield, Limestone County, Texas, on October 1,1861. Records of Company B, 10th Texas Infantry also show that heenlisted 23 October 1861 at 41years of age under R.Q. Mills.
Served as 3Sgt. Co. B, 10th Texas Infantry. Killed at Jonesboro,Georgia September 1, 1864.
He is also shown on the roster of Company B, 10th TEXAS INFANTRYorganized by James W. Bennett at Springfieldl Limestone County Texas onOctober 1, 1861.
Researched & compiled by: SCOTT McKAY SMckay1234@aol.com
NAME RANK AGE ENLISTED REMARKS [next line]
Estes, Aaron 3Sgt 41 Oct. 23, 1861
Killed at Jonesboro, Georgia - Sep. 1, 1864
He was captured at the Arkansas Post on January 11, 1863, and imprisonedat Camp Douglas in Chicago, Illinois. Interestingly, Aaron Esteswasimprisoned at Camp Douglas in Chicago, Illinois and served in the Armyof Tennessee, which is very similar to the experience of Henry HarrisonHigh who serve in 15th Texas Cavalry. He was exchanged at City Point,Virginia on April 7, 1863, joined
Johnson's Army of Tennessee and participated in the Battles of
- Missionary Ridge,
- Atlanta and
- Jonesboro, where he was killed in an infantry charge on Sept. 1, 1864.
He was 44 years old.
Between battles and during free times, he 'took pen in hand' to write to his wife, always addressing his letters to:
'Dere Wife and Children'. From the ditches near Marietta, Georgia, on June 22, 1864, he penned what may have been his last letter: 'Now,Mother, if we boath live I hope that wee will meete again. I am going tobeg to git a ferlough and if I can't git it I have only got ten months to serve. Now Boys, I want you to take good care of the maires and let them have all the coalts they can, and git all the cattle that you can and I want you to reede your books all you can and learn to rite and learn tobee as wise as the serpent and harmless as the dove. Conduct yourselves rite in your young days and you will be happy when you git old. To my blessed little girls, I liken you unto an eggshell, when it is broken it can never be mended. So girls cant bee to cautious.....so no more onely remaines your un deserving but affectionate husband until death AaronEstes'.
Father: Hiram M. ESTES (1797-1854)
Mother: Lucy RICHARDSON (1799-1845)
Married Elizabeth Lucy WILSON (1822-1878) on 1 NOV 1838 in Morgan, MO
Narcissus Jane (Puss) ESTES (1839-1916)
J. H. ESTES (1840-1849)
Pembrooke S. (Tobe) ESTES (1847-1869)
Elisha Hamilton ESTES (1848-1935)
Ephraim Wilson (Tant) ESTES (1851-1930)
Green Berry ESTES (1854-1889)
Sarah (Sallie) ESTES (1857-1915)
Fredonia Elizabeth ESTES (1859-1950)
Sanders Walker ESTES (1861-1938)
Aaron Douglas ESTES, JR. (c.1862-1862)
Mount Antioch Cemetery
Prairie Hill (Limestone County)
Created by: Texas CSA
Record added: Aug 07, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20836950