Historic Markers Across Georgia



Gen. Evans' Birthplace



Marker ID: GHM 128-4
Location: 2 mi SE of Ga 55 on the road to Troutman via Mt Olive Church
County: Stewart
Coordinates: N 32° 00.313    W 084° 42.384
  32.00521666    -84.7064
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Gen. Evans' Birthplace Marker
Photo by David Seibert



Text:

3/4 Mi.

Clement Anselm Evans, Brig. Gen. C.S.A., soldier, lawyer, minister, statesman & author was born 3/4 miles W. of here in 1834. Admitted to the bar at 18, elected county judge at 21, state senator at 25, he became a Brig. Gen. and was severely wounded at Monocacy River serving under Gordon who called him `that intrepid leader`. Took part in the last charge of the Army of Northern Virginia commanding Gordon`s old division and surrendered under Lee at Appomattox `with guns still hot from firing until the last hour`. Died in 1911.

GHM 128-4 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954




Gen. Evans' Birthplace
Photo by David Seibert


Notes:

More information:

Wikipedia - Clement Anselm Evans
A Civil War Biography - Clement Anselm Evans




 

128-4