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Confederate (CSA)


Asa Louis Evans

(1834 - 1905)

Home State: South Carolina

Education: SC Military Academy

Branch of Service: Staff

Unit: Evans' (Independent) Brigade

Before Sharpsburg

He was a lawyer in Marion, SC before the War. He may have served as First Sergeant, Company E (or K), 1st South Carolina Infantry, for 6 months' service January - July 1861. He was appointed Captain and acting Assistant Adjutant General (AAG) to his brother Nathan G. Evans by First Manassas, VA on 21 July 1861. He was formally commissioned Captain and AAG 9 October 1861.

On the Campaign

From General Evans' Report:

To my general and personal staff I am much indebted for their bravery and fidelity in carrying my orders. Captain T. D. Eason, ordnance officer; Captain A. L. Evans, assistant adjutant-general, [and] First Lieutenant samuel J. Corrie, aide-de-camp, were often under heavy fire and executed their several duties with intrepidity.

The rest of the War

He later served as AAG to Generals Elliot and Wallace, who followed General N. Evans in command of the Brigade. He led a Company of Georgia troops in action at the Crater, near Petersburg, VA on 30 July 1864. He was paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 9 April 1865.

After the War

He was a lawyer at Marion Court House, SC and deputy clerk of the County Court.

References & notes

Service from Krick.1 Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His wife Tracy Howard McClenaghan Evans (1845-1927) applied for a pension on 26 October 1919 for Asa's service in Company K, First SC Volunteers.


04/10/1834; Marion, SC


03/11/1905; Marion, SC; burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Marion, SC


1   Krick, Robert E.L., Staff Officers in Gray; A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, pg. 122  [AotW citation 17604]