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Confederate (CSV)


James Hammond Evans

(1835 - 1903)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 25 year old daguerreian (photographer) in Fort Gaines in Clay County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company G, 13th Georgia Infantry on 8 July 1861 in Griffin, GA. He was probably promoted to Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

His arm was amputated and he was furloughed home. He was still on the rolls, a Private, listed absent on wounded furlough, to the end of the war.

After the War

In 1870 he was the Receiver of tax returns in Fort Gaines, GA. By 1880 he was a bar keeper in Eufaula, AL and in 1900 was a "County Officer" there.

References & notes

His service from Henderson1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Belerma Angeline Patterson (1838-1909) in February 1859 in Eufala, AL and they had 6 children.


02/08/1835; Orangeburg District, SC


06/01/1903; burial in Fairview Cemetery, Eufaula, AL


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 7278]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 28285]