Subdivision Provides Civil War History

Admiral D.D. Porter on board flagship Malvern in Norfolk Va., in 1864

In 1961, William Estes Jr., a Civil War history buff, named a subdivision his father was working on Centennial Park because it was the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the U.S. Civil War.

He also named the streets in it after Civil War leaders, ships, battles and battlegrounds, and the model homes — “The General Jackson,” “The General Sherman,” “The General Grant,” “The General Lee” and “The Mr. President” — for Civil War leaders.

His father was William Estes Sr. of Estes Brothers Construction Co. (later Estes Homes), and the subdivision is on Tucson’s east side at Broadway and Camino Seco.

Its streets include:

McClellan Street: George B. McClellan’s involvement in the Civil War began when he was put in charge, in mid-1861, of the newly created Department of the Ohio. In this role he launched a campaign to take the western part of Virginia from the Confederacy. His victories helped create the state of West Virginia, which soon joined the Union but allowed slavery to continue within its borders until 1865. In 1862, McClellan led the Peninsula Campaign in an effort to quickly end the war

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