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Evander M. Law

Date of Birth:      August 7, 1836
Hometown:         Darlington, SC
Education:           SC Military Academy, 1856
Final Wartime Rank:    Brigadier General
Final Peacetime Rank:  N/A

Date of Death:     October 31, 1920
Place of Death:    Bartow, FL
Buried At:           Bartow, FL

Major Battles:        First Manassas, Peninsula Campaign, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Antietam Campaign, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Overland Campaign

Interesting Fact(s):    Law graduated from the South Carolina Military Academy, in 1856, after which time, he would spend several years teaching at the Military High School, in Tuskegee, AL.  In 1861, he would recruit a company of state troops, which he took to Pensacola, FL.  He would later be elected lieutenant colonel of the 4th Alabama Infantry.  At First Manassas, he would be seriously injured, but would be elected their colonel later in the year.  He provided solid leadership during the Peninsula Campaign, and during the Seven Days.  In October, 1862, after the battle at Antietam, Law would be promoted brigadier general.  His brigade would distinguish itself at Gettysburg, where he would take command of the division, after John B. Hood was injured.  He would fight through most of U.S. Grant's Overland Campaign, until he was wounded at Cold Harbor.  He would command a cavalry force, in Joseph Johnston's army, during the Carolinas Campaign.  After the war, Law would retire, to Florida, where he would take an active role in establishing the education system.

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