Category Archives: Gen. Nathan G. Evans

Fort Evans

The dark shape under the trees is what’s left of the north wall of Fort Evans, an earthwork fortified with a few cannon in open-top embrasures. You’re looking south from Edwards Ferry Road on the east side of Leesburg. The … Continue reading

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Gen. Nathan George “Shanks” Evans

I recently finished Jason Silverman’s new Shanks: The Life and Wars of General Nathan G. Evans, C.S.A., apparently the first biography to use the South Carolinian’s personal, official and family correspondence. He was a West Pointer and an Indian fighter … Continue reading

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This letter from I (D) Company’s Pvt. Nimrod Newton Nash was undated. Headed only “Leesburg, Vir – Aug 1861.” McLean decided that its contents placed it on Aug. 10, the day the regiment left Centreville for their new camp near … Continue reading

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