William Evans, Soldier and SailorWilliam Evans, a slave of Capt. Thomas Mezick, the owner of Sandy Point Farm here, enlisted in the 30th Regiment, United States Colored Troops, in March 1864. The 22-year-old, thereby, gained his freedom. He joined 122 other area slaves who had been inspired by a USCT company camped at St. John's College in nearby Annapolis. Evans transferred to the U.S. Navy on April, 11, 1864. In 1870, he was listed in the census as an Annapolis-area "sailor."
|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Maryland Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 3:45pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 379001 N 4318954|
|Decimal Degrees||39.01125000, -76.39753333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 0.675', W 76° 23.852'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 0' 40.50" N, 76° 23' 51.12" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 167-199 S Washington St, Annapolis MD 21409, US|
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