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Nathan G. "Shanks" Evans

Date of Birth:      February 3, 1824
Hometown:         Marion, SC
Education:           West Point, 1848
Final Wartime Rank:    Brigadier General
Final Peacetime Rank:  N/A

Date of Death:     November 23, 1868
Place of Death:    Midway, AL
Buried At:           Cokesbury, SC

Major Battles:        First Manassas, Ball's Bluff, Second Manassas, Antietam Campaign, Second Battle of Jackson, MS (Joseph Johnston)

Interesting Fact(s):    After graduating from West Point, in 1848, Evans would serve in the cavalry, on the frontier.  He would resign from U.S. service during the secession crisis.  He would enter the Confederate service and lead a small brigade, at First Manassas.  Evan's would be posted on the left flank, near the Stone Bridge.  He would spot Federal troops flanking his position, to cross at Sudley Ford, and move his brigade, to the north, to engage the enemy near the Matthew's House - saving the day for the South.  After the Battle of Ball's Bluff, Evans would be promoted to brigadier general.  He would lead the "Tramp Brigade" at Second Manassas, South Mountain and Antietam.  He would transfer west, in 1863, to Joseph Johnston's army.  Evans would run into trouble for much of 1863, and would end up running afoul, with P.G.T. Beauregard.  After the war, he would become a high school principal, in Midway, AL.

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