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ALFRED C. EVANS, Company "F"

     Alfred C. Evans was a blacksmith, born in Ohio. He enrolled at Mannington, W. Va., and was 29 when he mustered in at Wheeling on 26 Aug 1862; mustered out 16 Jun 1865 at Richmond. He is the subject of a biography by H. H. Hardesty:

ALFRED C. EVANS - is a native of the "Buckeye State," born in Monroe county, Ohio, April 16, 1830. He married in Marion county, then part of Virginia, December 14, 1856, Margaret Youst, who was born in Marion county, March 25, 1837. They have four children, the oldest living in this district, and the other three at home, and the dates of birth of the four are: Roanna Belle, July 6, 1859; Mary J., November 23, 1862; Martha V., October 25, 1866; Alice L. M., August 20, 1876. Samuel & Nancy (Courtney) Evans were the parents of Alfred C., and his wife was a daughter of Lemuel and Mary (Dudley) Youst. Her father lives in Marion county, this State, in which county her mother's death occurred. The parents of Mr. Evans died in Wetzel county. In the war between the States Alfred C. Evans served three years as a member of Company F, 12th West Virginia Infantry. He enlisted August 16, 1862, and received discharge June 27, 1865. He was in battle at Hatches Run, Winchester, twice at Piedmont, Snickers Gap, in front of Petersburg, on the Hunter raid, and through the Virginia valley. In November, 1862, he was for a time disabled by serious illness, from which he never entirely recovered. Farming is his occupation, and his mail is received at Wick or Sancho, Tyler county, West Virginia.

Contributed by Linda Fluharty.