This is to certify that Samuel W. Evans, Enlisted July 24 \ 1861, from Indiana County Pa. and was mustered into the United States service, at Harrisburg Pa. to serve for three years, as a private, under Capt. A. J. Bolar [Captain Andrew J. Bolar (d. 1886)] and Col. John H. Taggart [Colonel John Henry Taggart (1821-1892)], in Company H, 12 Regt. Pa. Reserves, Vol. Infantry: The regiment was assigned to the 1st, 3rd and 5th Corps, Army of the Potomac and Comrade Evans shared its fortunes in all engagements, as follows. Dranesville, Dec. 20 \ 61, Mechanicsville, June 26 \ 62, Gaines Mills, June 27 \ 62, Charles City Cross Rds, June 28 \ 62, Malvern Hill, July 1 \ 62, Groveton, Aug 28 \ 62, South Mt, Sept 14 \ 62, Antietam, Sept 17 \ 62, Fredericksburg, Dec 13 \ 62, Gettysburg, July 1-3 \ 63, Bristol Station, Oct 14 \ 63, Rappahannock, Nov 19 \ 63, Mine Run, Nov 26 \ 63, Wilderness, May 5-7 \ 64, Spottysylvania [Spotsylvania], May 8-18 \ 64, North Anna, May 23 \ 1864, Bethesda Church, June 6 \ 1864. After an active, arduous campaign, Comrade Evans was finally and Honorably Discharged: June 11 \ 1864, at Harrisburg Pa. Expiration of his term of service: Member of Mechanicsburg Post No 441, G.A.R. Dpt. Pa. at Mechanicsburg Pa.
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