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Evans-Stephens papers

Evans-Stephens papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Evans-Stephens papers
Creator: Unknown
Inclusive Dates: 1827-1971
Bulk Dates: 1858-1865
Language(s): English
Extent: 4 Linear Feet 9 boxes
Collection Number: ms2946
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Clement Anselm Evans (1833-1911) was a lawyer, judge, state senator, soldier, and Methodist minister. He was born near Lumpkin in Stewart County, and married Mary Allen Walton in 1854. The couple had eight children, three of whom died in infancy. He was admitted to the bar at the age of eighteen, elected a county judge at age twenty-one, and elected a state senator in 1859 as a member of the Know-Nothing Party. When Civil War began, Evans resigned from the legislature and joined the Confederate army as a private rising to command the 31st Georgia Infantry (Bartow Guards), and eventually promoted to brigadier general and commanded Lawton's/Gordon's Brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia's II Corps. After the war, Evans began a career as a Methodist minister. Evans also helped found the United Confederate Veterans (UCV) and served as its Georgia Division commander for several years. He is buried in Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta. For more information, see the article Clement Evans in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the papers of Clement Anselm Evans, diaries and letters to his wife Allie (Mary Allen Walton), which record his role in the Civil War, and typescripts of the book "Intrepid Warrior," which is the published version of these papers. Intrepid Warrior was compiled and edited by Robert Grier Stephens, Jr., grandson of Clement A. Evans. Also in this collection is an 1865 letter from Abraham Lincoln and 2 cartes-de-visite, all pertaining to Alexander H. Stephens, who was also an ancestor of Robert Stephens.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Evans-Stephens papers, ms2946, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Carte de visite photographs.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 31st. Company E
Evans, Clement A. (Clement Anselm), 1833-1911
Generals -- Confederate States of America -- Biography.
Legislators -- Correspondence.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Photographs
Personal papers.
Presidents -- United States -- Correspondence.
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883 -- Correspondence
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
Walton, Mary Allen, 1838-1884 -- Correspondence

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Items removed from bound volume "Manscript Collection"
Binding was discarded. It was stamped Robert G. Stephens and Lucy Evans Stephens.
2Typescript of letters between Clement A. Evans and his wife Allie
3Items from Clement Anselm Evans Collection - Diaries, Monocacy Battlefield Park, Abraham Lincoln letter, 1858-1909
Includes correspondence, land grants, speeches, legal documents, Bryan family genealogy, maps, and a diary. Also there is a fragment of a Confederate battle flag.
4Intrepid Warrior typescripts - Copy A - volume 1-6
5Intrepid Warrior typescripts - Copy A - volume 7, and Copy B - volume 1, 3, 5, 6
6Intrepid Warrior typescripts - Copy B - Volume 7, and Copy C - Volume 1, 2, 2, 3
7Intrepid Warrior typescripts - Copy C - volume 5, 6, and Final Copies
8Intrepid Warrior typescripts, Final Copies
9Intrepid Warrior Final Copies