Lewis H. Evans, Co. K, 4th Pennsylvania Reserves

Lewis H. Evans, b. in Chester Co., Pa., July 1, 1832; married Phebe H. Pennypacker, daughter of Nathan and Esther Pennypacker, in 1865. P.O., Font, Pa. Farmer and dairyman. Mr. Evans enlisted in 1861. His company, known as the “Exton Guards,” after being accepted into the State service, effected regimental organization, and was afterwards known as Co. K, 4th Reg”t., Pennsylvania Reserve Corps. His regiment served with the army of the Potomac, and he was with his company and regiment in all the battles when his regiment was detached from the reserve corps, and did severe service in West Virginia. Mr. Evans was promoted to 2d and 1st Lieutenant and Captain. He was severely wounded in the battle of Cloyds Farm in West Virginia, which resulted in permanent injury to his left arm. He was mustered out in 1864, while commissioned captain1

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  1. A Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Jacob Beidler, by A. J. Fretz.