(c. 1839 - 1862)
Home State: Connecticut
Branch of Service: Cavalry
A 22 year old worker on his father's farm at Avon in Hartford County, he enlisted on 28 July 1862 and mustered as Corporal, Company I, 16th Connecticut Infantry on 24 August.
On the Campaign
He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 and buried on the Otto Farm near Sharpsburg.
After the War
He was reinterred in the new National Cemetery in about 1867.
References & notes
Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from the Record.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave. He also has a marker in West Avon and is on the family monument in Southington, CT.
He married Mary Ann Richards (1838-1919) in August 1861 and they had a daughter Florence (1862-1950).
His brother Newton was wounded at Antietam and died at Andersonville in 1864.
More on the Web
See more about Evans, his young family, and others of his regiment at Antietam in a post by John Banks on his Civil War Blog. John is also the source of Evans' picture, from a photograph he received from a descendant.
c. 1839 in CT
09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD
1 Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869 [AotW citation 3470]
2 State of Connecticut, Adjutant General's Office, and AGs Smith, Camp, and Barbour, and AAG White, Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the Army and Navy of the United States during the War of the Rebellion, Hartford: Press of the Case, Lockwood, and Brainard Company, 1889 [AotW citation 25965]