(1838 - 1899)
Home State: North Carolina
Education: Furman University
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
see his Battle Report
From Shelby, NC, he studied the law and was assistant US District Attorney for western North Carolina about 1859. He enrolled as First Lieutenant, Company H, 23rd South Carolina Infantry about 1 November 1861 and was promoted Captain at the reorganization in Spring 1862. At 2nd Manassas on 30 August 1862 Colonel Benbow and Lieutenant Colonel Roberts were wounded, Major Whilden was killed, and senior Captain Murden was wounded and captured. Command at that point devolved on Captain Durham of Company H, who led the Regiment into the Maryland Campaign.
On the Campaign
The rest of the War
He was wounded again, at Goldsboro, NC on 31 December 1862 and disabled for further field service. He was promoted to Major in the CSA Regular Army and transferred back to South Carolina as an enrolling officer.
After the War
By 1880 he was a commercial merchant in Marion, SC.
References & notes
His service from the Roll 1 and the index to his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Personal details from the US Census for 1880 and family genealogists, especially J.D. Evans' History of Nathaniel Evans of Cat Fish Creek (1905), which also has a good post-war portrait photograph [online]. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Annie Maria Moody (1843-1862) and they had a daughter Annie Lillian (1861-1928). He married again, Margaret Ellen Evans (1842-1906) in about 1864, and they had 6 children.
11/22/1838 in NC
08/01/1899; Marion, SC; burial in Old Town Cemetery, Marion, SC