Asa Louis Evans
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Asa Louis Evans was born in Marion, South Carolina on April 10, 1834. Asa practiced law in Marion, South Carolina until the outbreak of the Civil War. He originally enlisted as First Sergeant in Company E, South Carolina 1st Infantry Regiment on January 5, 1861 for a six month period.
Asa fulfilled his six month obligation and was mustered out of Company E on July 9, 1861 in Richmond, Virginia.
Following his brief stint in the 1st South Carolina Infantry Regiment, Asa again volunteered his services to the Confederacy and received an appointment as Adjutant on the staff of his older brother Brigadier General Nathan George Evans. Asa now held the rank of Captain. He was actively engaged in all of the campaigns of the latter and retained his commission after the retirement of General Evans, serving on the staff of General Stephen D. Elliott, who succeeded the command of Evans' Brigade. Asa served with conspicuous gallantry at the battle of "The Crater", at Petersburg, Virginia on July 30, 1864, leading the attack at the head of a Company of Georgians, whose commanding officers had been killed. For his performance he received the highest commendation in General Elliot's after battle report.
After the conclusion of the war he returned to Marion and resumed his law practice until the Radicals Reconstructionists came into power.
Asa retired to his plantation on the western side of the Pee Dee River, where he resided for many years. He returned to Marion to become the Deputy Clerk of Court. A position that he held until suffering almost total blindness. Asa was also Clerk of the Senate of the State of South Carolina for many years. He lived an additional 40 years following the end of the Civil War. Asa Louis Evans died in Marion, South Carolina on March 11, 1905 at the age of 70. He is buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion, South Carolina