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Obituary of Charles DeWitt Evans, Darlington, South Carolina.

The death of Sergt. C. D. Evans, on February 5, 1915, at his home, in Darlington, S. C., marked the passing of a man whose quiet influence for good will long be felt, Charles DeWitt Evans, eldest son of Col. William H. Evans, was born in Society Hill, S. C., on the 24th of September, 1843, and received his early education at old St. David's Academy, later being sent to Colonel Coward's military school at Yorkville. When a mere youth he went forth from a home of wealth and luxury to join the ranks of the brave men who fought so valiantly under the banner of the Confederacy, and he bore to the grave scars from wounds received in behalf of the cause of the South. When all was lost save honor he returned home to meet the struggle for existence bravely as he had the enemy on the field of battle. He made his home in Darlington for many years and won the esteem and confidence of that community, He was a loyal and enthsiastic member of the Darlington Guards since 1882, of which he was honorary captain, and a large delegation from this organization accompanied his remains to Society Hill, where he was buried with military honors.

In 1863 Comrade Evans volunteered and was assigned to Company F, 8th South Carolina Infantry, He became a non-commissioned officer and served until 1865. On account of his physical condition he had difficulty in entering military service, but insisted upon remaining in the field. He was wounded at Chickamauga and then became a courier in Kershaw's Brigade, where he displayed great courage. On the day he received his wound he had a furlough in his pocket; but when the call for action came he folded the paper and placed it in his pocket and went forward to receive the injury from which he never recovered.

Comrade Evans was never married, and of his family only two brothers survive him.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, July, 1915.

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