Monday, August 8, 2016

2nd Del Infantry KIA Grave Marker

A gravestone at Immanuel on the Green, New Castle DE reads:


Capt. John Evans of the 2nd Regiment Delaware Volunteers
"After having distinguished himself at the battles of Gaines Mills, Savage Station, Peach Orchard, White Oak, Malvern Hill, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Auburn Hill, Bristoe Station, Mine Run, and Wilderness, he fell in the pride of early manhood May 10th, 1864 At the Battle of Spottsylvania Courthouse in the 27th year of his age. He was a true and faithful follower of Christ from early youth. He rests in peace."


He survived 13 battles and died at his 14th. He was a captain and only 27!

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