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George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 2: Harper's Ferry and Maryland Heights—Darnstown, Maryland.--Muddy Branch and Seneca Creek on the Potomac—Winter quarters at Frederick, Md. (search)
. G. Evans, of South Carolina, a graduate of West Point, familiarly known as Shanks Evans from the peculiar formation of his legs, which were very knock-kneed. Colonel Lee says it was hard to tell which of the two, Cogswell or Evans, both having been old friends in the old army, was the more overcome at the meeting. Evans had iEvans had invited his unwilling guest to join him in a convivial draught of peach brandy, and Cogswell was saying to his conqueror, I tell ye, Shanks, sha'n't take my parole on any such terms; I'll see you damned first, Shanks. General Evans had offered to release Colonel Cogswell if he would sign a parole not to fight again during the wafusal was given in strong terms. Colonel Lee also, but more politely, rejected Evans's proffer. So our prisoners went to Richmond, to be afterwards exchanged. If General Stone was not so serious as to call for the use of much, if any, of General Evans's force to observe it. General Stone could not aid Colonel Baker, so he say