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Brig. Gen. Nathan G. Evans





Born: February 3, 1824

Marion County, South Carolina






Died: November 23, 1868

Midway, Alabama


West Point: 1848

2nd Lieutenant:

1st Lieutenant:


Resigned U.S. Army: 1861

Colonel CSA: 1861

Brig. Gen. CSA: Oct. 21, 1861

June 1848: West Point Graduate - 36 in class of 38

Served Frontier duty with dragoons and cavalry

1861: Commander, Brigade to guard upper fords of Potomac River

July 21, 1861: Battle of 1st Manassas

October 21, 1861: Battle of Ball's Bluff

Assist in defending the Coastal Areas south of Charleston

July 1862: Commander, newly-formed Brigade of South Carolina troops

Aug. 29-30, 1862: 2nd Battle of Manassas

Sept. 14, 1862: Battle of South Mountain 

Sept. 17-18, 1862: Battle of Antietam

1862: Assigned to Eastern North Carolina

Dec. 14, 1862: Battle of Kinston

Dec. 17, 1862: Battle of Goldsborough Bridge

Summer 1863: Brigade assigned to Gen. Johnston's army during Vicksburg Campaign

Brigade returned to Charleston where he was tried for disobedience of orders and acquitted. Gen. Beauregard still felt Evans was unfit for command.

Spring 1864: Severely injured in a buggy accident

April 1865: Fled Richmond with President Davis

Boatner, Mark M. III. The Civil War Dictionary. New York: David McKay, 1959. p 268

Warner, Ezra J. Generals in Gray Lives of the Confederate Commanders. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State, 1992. p 83-84

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