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Clement A. Evans

Clement A. Evans
Born (1833-02-25)February 25, 1833
Stewart County, Georgia
Died July 2, 1911(1911-07-02) (aged 78)
Atlanta, Georgia
Allegiance  Confederate States of America
Service/branch  Confederate States Army
Years of service 1861–65
Rank Brigadier General
Unit 31st Georgia Volunteer Infantry
Commands held Gordon's Division, Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
Battles/wars American Civil War
- Seven Days Battle
- Second Battle of Bull Run
- Battle of Antietam
- Battle of Fredericksburg
- Battle of Gettysburg
- Battle of the Wilderness
- Battle of Monocacy
- Siege of Petersburg
- Appomattox Campaign
Other work politician, judge, Methodist minister, historian, author, veterans affairs

Clement Anselm Evans (February 25, 1833 – July 2, 1911) was a Confederate infantry general in the American Civil War. He was also a noted politician, preacher, historian and prolific author.

Evans was born in militia.

He was commissioned as John B. Gordon commanded the brigade.

Evans was promoted to brigadier general in May 1864 (replacing Gordon who ascended to division command) and was wounded at Monocacy. He commanded Gordon's Division/Second Corps from Petersburg to Appomattox. Evans survived five wounds during the war.

After the war ended, he became an influential Confederate Military History, a 12-volume compendium. Finally, he co-authored the four-volume Cyclopedia of Georgia.

Evans was very active in establishing and administering United Confederate Veterans, in 1889 and commander of the UCV's Georgia division for twelve years.

He was buried in Atlanta's Oakland Cemetery, just a few feet away from the grave of John Gordon.

List of American Civil War generals

References

  • Evans, Clement A., edited by Robert Grier Stephens, Jr., Intrepid warrior: Clement Anselm Evans, Confederate general from Georgia; life, letters, and diaries of the war years. Dayton, Ohio: Morningside Press, 1992. ISBN 0-89029-540-9.

External links

  • Photo Gallery of Clement Evans at the Wayback Machine (archived February 8, 2008)
  • Georgia State Historical Marker commemorating Evans' birthplace
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