Saturday, November 26, 2011

Capture The Flag

Private Thomas Evans was awarded the Medal of Honor, November 26th 1864 for his actions at Piedmont, Virginia.

Thomas Evans was born 1824 in Wales.

He joined the Union Army at Huntington on February 9th 1864, and was a member of Company D of the 54th Pennsylvania.  His commander Colonel J M Campbell wrote in his report that Evans tore the flag from the color bearer of the 45th Virginia Infantry regiment, capturing the man in the process.  This happened during a battle at Piedmont, Virginia on June 5th 1864.  Evans received the Congressional Medal of Honor November 26th 1864.

Evans died shortly after the end of the war in 1866.  He is buried in the Bethel Cemetery in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania.

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