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Confederate (CSV)


Jesse Turner Evans

(1842 - 1919)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company M, First Texas Infantry when they organized in Trinity County, and mustered for Confederate service as Private on 5 May 1862 at Sumpter, TX.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded in the thigh in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged for disability and returned to Texas, where he served on the frontier in Captain Philpott's Company (Texas Frontier Organization).

After the War

He had a cattle ranch near Groveton in Trinity County, TX.

References & notes

Service information from Davis1 and Simpson.2 Sharpsburg wound detail from a 22 September casualty list by Lt. Col. Work published in the Galveston News of 1 November 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Rose Ellen Teagarden (1846-1889) in 1865 and they had 10 children together.


06/26/1842; Huntsville, Walker County, TX


02/20/1919; Sorora, TX; burial in Sumpter Cemetery, Groveton, TX


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pg. 143  [AotW citation 1596]

2   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 86  [AotW citation 21086]