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 Nathan George “Shanks” Evans

Nathan George “Shanks” Evans

Birth
Marion County, South Carolina, USA
Death 23 Nov 1868 (aged 44)
Midway, Bullock County, Alabama, USA
Burial Cokesbury, Greenwood County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 9066 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Born in Marion County, South Carolina, he graduated from West Point in 1848, was commissioned an officer in the 2nd Dragoons and fought the Indians in Texas. With the start of the Civil War, he was commissioned a Major in the Confederate Cavalry and fought at the First Bull Run. Promoted Brigadier General in October 1861, he commanded a brigade of South Carolina troops at the Second Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Vicksburg and Kingston. After the fall of Richmond, Virginia, he accompanied President Davis as far as Cokesbury, South Carolina, where he surrendered to Federal troops. After the war, he engaged in business and was a teacher at Midway, Alabama, until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 9 Apr 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9066
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nathan George “Shanks” Evans (3 Feb 1824–23 Nov 1868), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9066, citing Tabernacle Cemetery, Cokesbury, Greenwood County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .