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extreme left at Stone Bridge being held by Colonel Evans with only a regiment and battalion. It hae the enemy opened a light cannonade upon Col Evans' position at Stone Bridge. This continued for the enemy had crossed the stream above him, Col. Evans fell back. As the masses of the enemy drew e repeated with emphasis. It is true that Col. Evans, who had held the position at Stone Bridge, ered over sixteen thousand men of all arms. Col. Evans had eleven companies and two field-pieces. obinson House, just as the commands of Bee and Evans had taken shelter in a wooded ravine, and Jack brilliant feat of arms-General, then Colonel, Evans. To him I communicated my doubts and my fearsontinuation of the engagement. Turning to Col. Evans, the anxious commander directed him to procereadiness to support and protect a retreat. Col. Evans had proceeded but a little way. Both officerhis moment an orderly came dashing forward. Col. Evans, exclaimed Beauregard, his face lighting up,[1 more...]
urg. McClellan's movement on the Confederate left. Evans' brigade. fortunate capture of a Federal courier. ippi regiments and the 8th Virginia, commanded by Gen. Evans, whose name had been conspicuous on the field of ctober, the men were drawn up in line of battle, and Evans addressed them thus: Gentlemen, the enemy are approane had been thrown across the river. Meanwhile Gen. Evans, who had taken a position at Goose Creek, awaitedhat no advance from Edwards' Ferry was attempted, Gen. Evans ordered the 17th and 18th Mississippi regiments tenemy won't come to us we must go to them, exclaimed Evans, as he put the two Mississippi regiments in motion, rcular line of battle, supported by four howitzers. Evans' order was, to make the business short. As the fireought his disordered lines to a momentary stand. Gen. Evans, seizing the critical moment, ordered a charge. one hundred and fifty-three in killed and wounded. Evans' little command had defeated an army, probably three
on's right, as previously described. Longstreet took position on the light of Jackson, Hood's two brigades, supported by Evans, being deployed across the turnpike, and at right angles to it. The timely appearance of Longstreet gave a new aspect , showed a disposition to withdraw his left from the attack. He changed his front, so as to meet the advance of Hood and Evans. However, about two o'clock in the afternoon, another effort was directed against Jackson, this time against his left, oe the enemy back with heavy loss. While this action was taking place on Jackson's left, Gen. Longstreet ordered Hood and Evans to advance, but before the order could be obeyed, Hood was himself attacked, and his command at once became warmly engagefor a general advance, now threw his whole command against the Federal centre and left. Hood's two brigades, followed by Evans, led the attack. R. H. Anderson's division came gallantly to the support of Hood, while the three brigades under Wilcox
division and his own command, and took a position at Monocacy Bridge. Battle of Monocacy Bridge. Gen. Early had pressed on, crossed the Potomac, and, advancing to Frederick City, found it evacuated by the Federal troops, and that the enemy had concentrated his forces at Monocacy Bridge, four miles distant. The Federals held the east bank of the river, which runs due north and south, and were drawn up along the railroad. Early, having crossed the river south of the bridge, sent forward Evans' brigade across an open field to develop the strength of the enemy. It moved steadily under a heavy fire of musketry until within fifty yards of the enemy's position, when another body of Federals emerged from the woods on its right, and took it in flank. The other forces of Early were rapidly moved to the critical point; a simultaneous charge was made; and the enemy broke in shameful confusion, leaving the railroad and national pike, and retreating in the direction of Gettysburg. His los