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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1848

Vol. II

(Born S. C.)

N. George Evans

(Ap'd S. C.)


Nathan George Evans: Born Feb. 3, 1824, Marion Co., SC.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1844, to July 1, 1848, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, July 1, 1848.

Served: in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1849, — Expedition to the Rocky Mountains,

(Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Sep. 30, 1849)

1849, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1849‑50, — March to the Crossing of the Arkansas, 1850, — Socorro, N. M., 1850‑51, — Ft. Conrad, N. M., 1851‑52, — Scouting against Apache Indians, 1852, being engaged in a Skirmish near the Laguna, on the Jornada del Muerto, N. M., Jan. 24, 1852, — Ft. Webster, N. M., 1852‑53, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.,

(First Lieut., 2d Cavalry, Mar. 3, 1855)

1853, 1854‑55; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1855; on Recruiting service, 1855; and on frontier duty at Camp Cooper, Tex., 1856‑57,

(Captain, 2d Cavalry, May 1, 1856)

Scouting against Comanche Indians, 1857, being engaged in a Skirmish near the Source of the Brazos, Sep. 24, 1857, — Camp Cooper, Tex.,  p366 1857‑58, — Ft. Belknap, Tex., 1858, — Ft. Washita, I. T., 1858, — Scouting against Comanche Indians, 1858, being engaged in a hand-to‑hand fight near Washita Village, I. T., Oct. 1, 1858, in which he killed two Indians in personal combat, — Camp Radziminski, Tex., 1858‑59, — Ringgold Barracks, Tex., 1860, — and Camp Cooper, 1860‑61.

Resigned, Feb. 27, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Teacher, Midway, Bullock Co., Ala., 1866‑68.

Died, Nov. 30, 1868, at Midway, Ala.: Aged 45.

Buried, Tabernacle Cemetery, Cokesbury, SC.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record. He owed his prominence in the war to his victory at Ball's Bluff on Oct. 21, 1861 (see Ganoe's History of the United States Army, p272). According to the Southern Historical Society Papers he was appointed Brigadier General that same day, commanding a brigade of the First Corps, Army of Potomac, in 1862; then a brigade of Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Longstreet's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia; and in 1863‑64 a district in the Department of Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida. For a summary of his campaigns during the war, see the Find-a‑Grave page linked to above.

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