Evan M. Mack was Deputy City Marshal in May 25, 1885 and again in 1891. A brick mason and a widower with two sons, Mack was an Army veteran, enlisting as a free Black man in Company I, 116th Infantry US Colored Infantry Regiment from 1864 to 1867. From 1867 to 1874, Mack was with the 24th and the 38th US Infantry Regiments. In Corpus Christi, he was the first captain of Robert’s Rifles, the first militia company in Nueces County after the Civil War. When black militia companies were dissolved, the group was renamed Bluff City Guards with Mack serving as their first captain. He is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery.
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