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Near West Chester in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Columbus Penn Evans

(1824 - 1854)

 
 
Columbus Penn Evans Monument image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, November 14, 2011
1. Columbus Penn Evans Monument
Inscription.
Side One:
Columbus P. Evans
A Citizen of Delaware
Born in Pennsylvania
September 6th 1824
Died at West Chester
February 19, 1854

Side Two:
Editor of the
Delaware Republican
1843 – 1854
Mayor of the
City of Wilmington
1851
His Adopted State
Honorably Recognized
His Gallant and
Meritorious Conduct
in the War with Mexico
February 20, 1849

Side Three:
This Memorial
of
Departed Worth is erected
by Affectionate Brothers and Sisters,
1856

Side Four:
Brevet Captain
11th Regt. U.S. Infantry
1847 – 1848
Distinguished for,
Gallantry at
Puente Nacional
Contreras
Cherubusco
Molino Del Rey
Chapultepec
San Cosme
City of Mexico

 
Erected 1856 by Affectionate Brothers and Sisters.
 
Location. 39° 58.678′ N, 75° 37.284′ W. Marker is near West Chester, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker can be reached from Off of Pottstown Pike. Touch for map. This Marker is inside of Oaklands Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: West Chester PA 19380, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Columbus Penn Evans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, January 27, 2012
2. Columbus Penn Evans Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Isaac Dutton Barnard (here, next to this marker); We Hold in Honor and Sacred Memory (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); West Chester (approx. 1.2 miles away); Joseph T. Rothrock (approx. 1.2 miles away); Marquis De LaFayette (approx. 1.2 miles away); General Lafayette (approx. 1.2 miles away); 97th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Marshall Square Park (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Chester.
 
Also see . . .
1. Oaklands Cemetery with map. (Submitted on November 15, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. Oaklands Cemetery, West Chester, PA. (Submitted on November 17, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
3. Columbus P. Evans - Find-A-Grave. (Submitted on February 11, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional comments.
1.
He was an apprentice to his brother, Henry S. Evans, at the Village Record (newspaper started by Charles Miner) but soon moved to Wilmington, DE to edit the "Republican". In the Mexican War he was commissioned a second lieutenant and by 1848 was recognized for "gallant and meritorious conduct" in the battles of Contreras and Cherubusco. He also fought at Molino
Side One image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, November 14, 2011
3. Side One
Del Rey and again with merit at the culmination battle of Chapultepic. He was elected Mayor of Wilmington in 1851 but did not choose to seek re-election. He died of consumption in 1854 and was buried with full military honors at The Oaklands Cemetery.
    — Submitted November 15, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.

 
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Side Two image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, November 14, 2011
4. Side Two
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By Keith S Smith, November 14, 2011
5. Side Three
Side Four image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, November 14, 2011
6. Side Four
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 386 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on March 19, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1. submitted on November 15, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on February 11, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 15, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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