Albert Estes
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Albert Smith Estes (1837 - 1862)

Private Albert Smith Estes
Born in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United Statesmap
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Died at age 25 in Manassas, Prince William, Virginia, United Statesmap
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Albert Smith Estes, 1837-1862, was born in Maine, the second child of Joseph Estes and Maria Edwards, who married in 1834, and had nine children. Albert died at Manassas, Virginia during the Civil War. [1]

These records show his birthdate as 21 February 1837, and 25 February 1837. Born in Gorham, Maine, the son of Joseph and Maria Estes. [2] [3] NOTE: his grave marker shows his birthdate as 10 July 1837.

In 1850, the Estes family lived in Cumberland, Cumberland, Maine. The household included

  • Joseph Estes, 45, born in Maine, a stone cutter
  • Maria Estes 41 Maine
  • Martha M Estes 13 Maine
  • Albert L Estes 12 Maine
  • Oliver D Estes 10 Maine
  • Abby A Estes 8 Maine
  • Mary H Estes 6 Maine
  • Ellen M Estes 1 Maine [4]

In 1860, the Estes family lived in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine. The family included

  • Joseph Estes, 55, born in Maine, a marble worker, with $1200 in real estate and $150 in personal estate
  • Maria Estes. 50 Maine
  • Martha M Estes 25 Maine
  • Albert S Estes 22 Maine, a marble worker
  • Oliver D Estes 20 Maine, a clerk
  • Abby A Estes 18 Maine
  • Mary H Estes 16 Maine
  • Ellen M Estes 10 Maine
  • Harriot A Estes 7 Maine

The youngest four children were all in school. [5]

According to EdwardsGenerations, "Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 20 July 1861 at the age of 24; Enlisted in Company A, 13th Infantry Regiment Massachusetts on 20 July 1861; Killed on 30 August 1862 in 2nd Bull Run, VA. [6]

According to McLellan, his name appears on a monument in Gorham: "Albert S. Estes, 13th Mass Regiment, Killed at Manassas, Va, Aug. 29, 1862, aged 25. [Sources: ( and Estes Genealogies, 1097-1893, Charles Estes, (Salem, Massachusetts), 207-08.]

Albert S. Estes, 25, a US Union Army soldier, was killed at the Battle of Manassas (Manassas, Virginia) on 30 August 1862. He was a resident of Gorham, Maine. Estes was buried at Eastern Cemetery, Gorham, section H, plot 265, with subsequent GAR family monument (next of kin, Robert Estes). Albert was born in Windham, Maine in 1837. [7] [8]

Albert Smith Estes was born 10 July 1837 in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, the son of Joseph and Maria (Edwards) Estes. Albert, a Union Soldier, was killed in action during the Civil War battle of Manassas, at the second Bull Run, on 30 August 1862. He was 25 years old. Wounded early in the fight, he refused to retreat when urged by his comrades. His last known words, “I shall not leave the field while I have the strength to load and fire.” Albert is buried with his parents, five siblings, and other family, at Easter Cemetery, Gorham, Maine. [9]


  1. Family Tree, with sources (
  2. "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900", database, FamilySearch ( : 22 July 2021), Albert Smith Estes, 1837.
  3. "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 2 March 2021), Albert Smith Estes, 25 Feb 1837; citing Gorham, , Maine, United States, multiple sources, Maine; FHL microfilm.
  4. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 22 December 2020), Joseph Estes, Cumberland, Cumberland, Maine, United States; citing family , NARA microfilm publication (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 18 February 2021), Joseph Estes, 1860.
  6. (Sources: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War. (MASSCW) Published in 1931-37 by Adjutant General; The Story of the 13th Massachusetts Volunteers. (H13thMA) Published in 1894 by Estes & Lauriat)."
  7. "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 2 March 2021), Albert S Estes, 30 Aug 1862; citing Killed At The Battle Of Manapas, , Maine, United States, multiple sources, Maine; FHL microfilm.
  8. "Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 March 2018), Albert Smith Estes, 30 Aug 1862; citing Death, Bull Run, , United States, State Archives, Augusta; FHL microfilm 1,001,829.
  9. FindAGrave (

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