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C. A. Evans
C. A. Evans

Confederate (CSA)

Colonel

Clement Anselm Evans

(1833 - 1911)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 31st Georgia Infantry

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.

In the Antietam 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 remainder 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).




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