(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
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 Chase, Lockwood, and Brainard Company, 1899 [AotW citation 25965]