{⋆★⋆} BG Evans, Nathan G.

Nathan George “Shanks” Evans

Born: February 3, 1824
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Birthplace: Marion, South Carolina

Father: Thomas Evans 1790 – 1845
(Buried: Tranquility Plantation, Granville, North Carolina)​

Mother: Jane Beverly Daniel 1795 – 1861
(Buried: Old Town Cemetery, Marion, South Carolina)​

Wife: Ann Victoria Gary 1837 – 1917
(Buried: Tabernacle Cemetery, Cokesbury, South Carolina)​

Children:

Nathan George Evans 1861 – 1924​
(Buried: Tabernacle Cemetery, Cokesbury, South Carolina)​
Governor John Gary Evans 1863 – 1942​
(Buried: Edgefield Village Cemetery, Edgefield, South Carolina)​
Major Barnard Bee “Barney” Evans 1864 – 1942​
(Buried: Tabernacle Cemetery, Cokesbury, South Carolina)​
Mary Martin Evans 1868 – 1934​
(Buried: Tabernacle Cemetery, Cokesbury, South Carolina)​

Education:

Attended Randolph – Macon College​
1848: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (36th in class)​

Occupation before War:
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1848 – 1849: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, 1st Dragoons​
1849 – 1855: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 2nd Dragoons​
1855 – 1856: 1st Lt. United States Army, 2nd Cavalry Regiment​
1856 – 1861: Captain United States Army, 2nd Cavalry Regiment​
1861: Resigned from United States Army on February 27th

Civil War Career:

1861: Major and Adjutant General to South Carolina Army​
1861: Participated in the Bombardment of Fort Sumter​
1861 – 1862: Colonel of South Carolina Infantry​
1861: Participated in the First Battle of Bull Run​
1861: Participated in the Battle of Ball's Bluff​
1862 – 1865: Brigadier General in the Confederate Army​
1862: Participated in the Second Battle of Bull Run​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Antietam​
1862 – 1865: Brigade Commander in South Carolina​
1865: Presidential Escort for President Davis leaving at Cokesbury, South Carolina​

Occupation after War:
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1865 – 1866: Businessman in Charleston, South Carolina​
1866 – 1868: School Teacher & Principal in Midway, Alabama​

Died:
November 23, 1868

Place of Death: Midway, Alabama

Cause of Death: Not Known

Age at time of Death: 44 years old

Burial Place: Tabernacle Cemetery, Cokesbury, South Carolina
 
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He must have been a "troublesome" person as it appears he got onto a scrape or dispute with other commanders on at least 3 occasions. Also the last brigade he was in charge of was known as the "Tramp Brigade". He couldn't return to command this brigade due to a fall from his horse?
 
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