Thursday, September 17, 2015

David Evans, Ohio.

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David Evans, Jr..

Birth: 1837, Ceredigion, Wales.
Death: Jun. 14, 1863, Mississippi.

Parents: David D. and Ann Evans Evans.

Siblings: David Evans (1837 - 1863), Richard D. Evans (1839 - 1899), Fredrick Evans (1850 - 1852).

Burial: Sardis Cemetery, Oak Hill, Jackson County, Ohio.

Ohio 56th, Infantry, Regimental History.

Page 138, Corporal David Evans of Company C, the son of David and Ann Evans, was born in Wales in 1837.  The family emigated to the United States when he was quite young. This comrade was a close friend of the writer, and we were attending school at a distance from each other in 1861, but the war spirit was strong in the land, and on September 9, 1861, we started for Portsmouth, Ohio, to enlist; and at a railway station we met, and on September 10 we volunteered, and were never separated until the catastrophe at Champion's Hill, where he was mortally wounded on May 16, 1863, from which he died July 14, 1863. He was a very strong man physically, and few would have survived as long as he did with such a terrible wound.

Page 48, A shell struck Corporal David Evans of Company C, and tore a terrible gash in his breast. He was a man of line physical frame, but from the effects of this wound he died July 14, 1863. He was the comrade that captured the flag at Port Gibson on May 1, 1863.

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