Mustered into service as a Private March 16th, 1864
Died 28 February 1901
Buried Yellow Creek Cemetery, Hempstead County Arkansas
Private Hester first served in Company B of the 118th Indiana Infantry from September of 1863 to March of 1864. He then served honorably with the 19th and 20th Indiana Infantry until the end of the war.
He filed for a pension in January of 1898.