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E.McN. Blue

E.McN. Blue

Confederate (CSV)


Evander McNair Blue

(1833 - 1902)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 28 year old farmer in Moore County, he enrolled on 12 September 1861 at Carthage, and was mustered as 2nd Lieutenant, Company C, 35th North Carolina Infantry on 6 November near Raleigh. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 28 February 1862 and to Captain on 1 July.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was captured near Petersburg, VA on 17 June 1864 and held among the "Immortal 600" Confederate officers at Hilton Head, SC and Fort Pulaski, GA in August - November 1864. He was sent to Fort Delaware in March 1865 and was released there after taking an oath of allegiance on 16 June 1865.

After the War

By 1870 he was a farmer at Carthage in Moore County, NC. In 1900 he was manufacturing turpentine at Williams, Covington County, AL.

References & notes

His service from the Roster 1 and his Compiled Service Record, online via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1860-1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his photograph, from one of unknown provenance.

He married Martha Nicey McNeill (1840-1893) in August 1857 and they had 7 children.


08/23/1833; Southern Pines, Moore County, NC


10/15/1902; Vass, NC; burial in Union Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Carthage, NC


1   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 26110]