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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1852

Vol. II
p495
1561

(Born Md.)

Andrew W. Evans1

(Ap'd Md.)

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Andrew Wallace Evans: Born July 6, 1829, Elkton, MD.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1848, to July 1, 1852, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1852.

Served: in garrison at Newport Barracks, Ky., 1852‑53; on frontier duty at Ft. Arbuckle, I. T., 1852‑53; on Coast Survey, Mar. 10, 1853, to

(Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, Sep. 20, 1856)

Mar. 13, 1858; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1858; and on frontier duty on Utah Expedition, 1858‑60, — March to New Mexico, 1860, — and Ft. Buchanan, N. M., 1860‑61.

p496 Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in

(Captain, 3d Cavalry, Mar. 14, 1861: 6th Cavalry, Aug. 3, 1861)

Operations in New Mexico, July, 1861, to Nov., 1863, being engaged in charge of affairs in the Navajo Country, Oct., 1861, to Jan., 1862, — as Provost Marshal of the Forces in the Field, Jan. to Apr., 1862, — Combat of Valverde, Feb. 21, 1862, — Action of Peralta, Apr. 15, 1862, — and as

(Bvt. Major, Feb. 21, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Valverde, N. M.)

Acting Asst. Inspector-General and Commissary of Musters of the Department of New Mexico, Apr. 25, 1862, to Sep. 26, 1863; in command of Company (Army of the Potomac), about Brandy Station, Va., Dec., 1863, to Mar. 15, 1864; in command of Regiment, June 12 to Oct. 11,

(Colonel, 1st Maryland Volunteers, Apr. 15, 1864)

1864, — and Cavalry Brigade, Oct. 11, 1864, to Feb., 1865, in Operations before Richmond, being engaged in the Skirmishes near Deep Bottom, July to Aug., 1864, — Action of Pursell's Mill, Aug. 21, 1864, — Skirmish of New Market Heights, Sep. 28, 1864, — and Action on Darbytown Road, Oct. 7, 1864; on leave of absence, Feb., 1865; in command of Regiment, Apr. to Aug., 1865, being engaged in the Battle of Five Forks, Apr. 1, 1865, — Action of Appomattox, Apr. 8, 1865, — Capitulation of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.R. E. Lee's Insurgent Army at Appomattox C. H., Apr. 9, 1865,

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel, Apr. 9, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Cavalry at Appomattox C. H., Va.)

— about Richmond, Va., Apr. to Aug., 1865, — and at Frederick, Md.,

(Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Aug. 8, 1865)

Aug., 1865; en route to Texas, Oct.‑Nov., 1865; and in Inspecting Troops, Jan. 2 to Feb. 9, 1866.

Major, 3d Cavalry, May 10, 1867.

Served: in command of Waco, Tex., Feb. 18, 1866, to Apr., 1867, — Austin, Tex., Apr. to Aug., 1867, — and Lampasas, Tex., Aug., 1867; on leave of absence, Sep., 1867, to Feb. 27, 1868; as Acting Assistant Inspector-General of the District of New Mexico, Mar. 12 to Sep. 5, 1868; in command of Canadian River Expedition, Nov., 1868, to Mar., 1869, being engaged against Comanche Indians, near Wichita Mts., I. T. Dec. 25, 1868, — of Ft. Wingate, N. M., Mar. 10, 1869, to Apr. 1, 1870, — of Camp Rawlins, Ara., Apr. 24 to Aug., 1870, — and Camp Hualapai, Ara., Aug. 12 to Oct. 15, 1870; awaiting orders to Jan., 1871; in command of Camp Bowie, Ara., Feb. 13 to Oct., 1871; on Court Martial at Camp McDowell, and en route to Prescott, Ara., to Nov., 1871; as Acting Chief Commissary of Subsistence, Department of Arizona, Dec. 4, 1871, to Feb. 20, 1873; under orders to regiment to Apr., 1873; on leave of absence, Apr. 22 to Oct., 1873; as Acting Assistant Inspector-General, Department of Arizona, Oct. 20, 1873, to Jan., 1876, — and of the Department of the Platte, to Mar., 1876; on Court Martial at Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., Apr. 24 to May 28, 1876; in command of Battalion of Cavalry on Big Horn and Yellowstone Expedition to Nov., 1876, being engaged in Indian fights on Tongue River, Mon., June 9, at Rosebud Creek, Mon., June 17, and at Slim Buttes, Dak., Sep. 9, 1876, — of regiment and Ft. Laramie, Wy., Nov. 1, 1876, to Dec. 7, 1877, — of Battalion of regiment in the field in Dakota, Dec. 13, 1877, to Jan. 28, 1878, — of regiment and Ft. Laramie, Wy., Oct. 20, 1878, to July 24, 1879, being engaged in Indian fight near Ft. Robinson, Neb., Jan. 20, 1879; on duty at Ft. Laramie, Wy., to Oct. 6, 1879; in command of battalion on Ute Expedition, to Nov. 28, 1879, — and of Ft. Fred. Steele, Wy., to Dec. 13, 1879; on leave of absence, to Mar. 9, 1880; in command p497of Ft. Fred. Steele, Wy., to May 9, 1882, — of Ft. Apache, Ara., to Aug. 10, 1882, being engaged in Indian fight on Big Dry Fork, Ara., July 17, 1882, — of Ft. Thomas, Ara., to May 12, 1883, — and of regiment

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 7th Cavalry, Apr. 2, 1883)

and Ft. Meade, Dak., May 25 to Sep. 23, 1883.

Retired from Active Service, Sep. 23, 1883,
at his own request, having served over 30 Years.

Vol. IV
p86
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Retired officer.

Vol. V
p77
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, Elkton, Md.

Died April 24, 1906, at Elkton, Md.: Aged 76.

Buried, Elkton Presbyterian Cemetery, Elkton, MD.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1906, for an obituary notice.


The Author's Note:º

1 Son of Amos A. Evans, M. D., sometime Surgeon U. S. N., who served in the War of 1812‑15.


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