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C. A. Evans

C. A. Evans

Confederate (CSA)


Clement Anselm Evans

(1833 - 1911)

Home State: Georgia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 31st Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Pre-War Profession: Lawyer, judge, and politician. In November 1861 he was elected Major in the 1st GA Regiment and in April 1862 was appointed Colonel CSA. He was on the Peninsula campaign, the Seven Days, and at Second Manassas.

On the Campaign

He was Colonel in command of the 31st Georgia Regiment, which was part of Lawton's Brigade/ Ewell's Division in Jackson's Command. Its not clear if he was actually at Sharpsburg on the 17th. Official sources list LCol. John T. Crowder as the actual Regimental Commander for the battle.

The rest of the War

He led his Regiment at Fredericksburg Chancellorsville Gettysburg the Wilderness and Spotsylvania. In May 1864 he was appointed BGen. and was wounded at Monocacy. He commanded Gordon's Division/II Corps from Petersburg to Appomattox.

After the War

He was a minister and editor of the Confederate Military History (1899).