He was born to Thomas J and Ruth Ann Evans (17; 7 (30 in 1861), 8 [32 in 1863], 9 [65 in ?1896], 13 [68 (?) at death in 1891], 17 [68 at death], 18 [65 in 1896]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7, 8, 9, 13, 18).
When he enlisted, he was a labo[rer] (7, 8).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair (7, 8 [5'9"]).
In 1896, he was 5 feet 8 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, hazel eyes, and gray hair (18).
He also served as a private in company I of the 20th Pennsylvania Infantry (18). He enlisted on 26 March 1861, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (18). He was discharged at the expiration of his term, on 6 August 1861 (18).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 24 September 1861 (1, 6, 7, 18). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Dye (7, 18). He was a sergeant, in company G (1, 18, 20).
On 26 June 1862, he was in Prince-Street Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia (15). He was wounded (15).
On 6 October 1863, he returned from hospital (5).
He was promoted from sergeant to sergeant [sic] on 26 December 1863 (2).
He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1, 18). He had served for fifty-six months (9). He was a sergeant in company G (6, 18, 20).
On 7 July 1866, he applied successfully for a pension (12, 19).
On 13 August 1896, he was admitted to the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, in Hampton, Virginia (9, 18). He was admitted from Pennsylvania (9). He had gunshot wounds of the head and left arm (9, 18). He was receiving a pension of $8 per month (9, 18). He was a bricklayer (18). He was a Protestant (18). He was widowed (18). His nearest relative was his son Samuel H Evans, of 2410 North Moore [?] street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (18).
He was discharged at his own request from the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers on 9 April 1897 (9, 18).
He died of acute [illegible word] tuberculosis, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 21 May 1898 (12, 13, 17). He was widowed (13). He was a bricklayer (13). He died at, or was buried from, his brother-in-law's residence at 3610 North 7th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13, 17). Invited to the funeral were members of ED Baker Post number 8 Grand Army of the Republic, ED Baker Circle number 89 Ladies of the GAR, and members of company I 20th and company G 91st Pennsylvania Infantry (17). On 25 May 1898, he was buried at North Cedar Hill Cemetary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13, 17).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (John L Evans)
2 special order 5, HQ 91st PA, 26 December 1863
[Although the order is dated 26 Dec 63, it is between orders dated 16 Feb 64 and 22 Feb 64, and the order number fits in the 1864 sequence, but not in the 1863 sequence. It was therefore probably issued in February 1864.]
3 letter, Sellers to Bartlett, 17 November 1864
4 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 7 May 1863 (Sergt Evans)
5 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 6 October 1863 (Sergt Evans)
6 company G, list of non-commissioned officers (John L Evans)
7 company G, descriptive roll, entry 4 (John L Evans)
8 company G, second descriptive roll, entry  (John L Evans)
9 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1897. Serial Set volume 3664, session volume 36, 55th Congress, 2nd Session, House Document 27. Page 750. (John L Evans)
10 'Further from General Hooker's army', Philadelphia Inquirer, 7 May 1863, page 1 (Sergeant J Lbans)
11 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Inquirer 8 June 1864 page 3 (John L Evans)
12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company G (John L Evans)
13 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 21 May 1891, #23157 (John L Evans)
14 'The ninety-first Pennsylvania volunteers', Philadelphia Press, Wednesday 13 May 1863, page 2 (John L Evans)
15 'The sick and wounded Pennsylvania soldiers in Washington', Philadelphia Press Saturday 28 June 1862, page 1 (John Evans)
16 'The Ninety-first Pennsylvania at Chancellorville', Philadelphia Inquirer 13 May 1863, page 8 (John L Evans)
17 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 23 May 1898, page 13 (George [sic] L Evans)
18 US National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Hampton, Registers, H, transcribed from Ancestry (image 892 of 2832), transcribed May 2011 (John L Evans)
19 pension index, by name (John L Evans)
20 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John L Evans)
|Time and Place of Each Enlistment||Mch 26 61|
|Sept 24 61|
|Dec 26 63|
|Company and Regiment||I 20 Pa||G 91 Pa||G 91 Pa|
|Time and Place of Discharge||Aug 6 1861||Dec 25 63|
Bealton Sta Va
|July 10 1865|
|Cause of Discharge||Ex of term||Re Enlistment||G.O. War Dept|
|Kind and Degree of Disability||GS wounds head and left arm|
|When and Where Contracted||1863|
|Color of Eyes||Hazel|
|Color of Hair||Gray|
|Can Read and Write||Yes|
|Residence Subsequent to Discharge||Phila Pa|
|Married or Single||Widower|
|Name and Address of Nearest Relative||Saml H Evans|
2410 N Moore [??]
|Rate of Pension||Date of Admission and Re-admission||Conditions of Re-admission||Date of Discharge||Cause of Discharge||Date of Death||Cause of Death|
|$8||Aug 18 96||April 9 97||At own request|
|Admission Paper||Gen Wm J Sewell|
|Army Discharge||3 I 20 Pa + G 91 Pa|
|Certificate of Service|
EVANS--On May 21, 1898, George [sic] L. Evans, son of the late Thomas J. and Ruth Ann Evans, of Philadelphia, aged 68 years. At rest. The relatives and friends of the family, also Company I, No. 20, Scott Legion; Company G, No. 91, P.V.; E. D. Baker Post, No. 8, G.A.R.; E. D. Baker Circle, No. 89, Ladies of the G.A.R., and G.A.R. in general are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, on Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. Matthew Reese, No. 3610 North Seventh street, Franklinville. Interment at North Cedar Hill Cemetery.