(1831 - 1915)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Company Officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 12th Virginia Infantry
He left school at 16 years and went into the grocery business in Petersburg until his marriage in 1852 in Washington DC to Maria Louisa Fox (1836-84). He then took up farming.
On the Campaign
He was wounded while in command at Sharpsburg.
The rest of the War
By Gettysburg, July 1863, Feild was Lieutenant Colonel and commanded the Regiment there. He was Colonel by the end of the War.
After the War
After the War he returned to farming in Greenville County. In 1870 he was express agent for the A.M. & Ohio Railroad, where he remained until becoming a deputy collector of the Internal Revenue, at Petersburg, in 1885.
References & notes
More on the Web
See more about Feild and the 12th Virginia on the Maryland Campaign in a post on behindAotW.
07/18/1831; Greenfield County, VA
07/16/1915 Petersburg, VA; burial in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, VA
1 Brock, Robert Alonzo, and Virgil Anson Lewis, Virginia and Virginians: Eminent Virginians, 2 Volumes, Richmond: H.H. Hardesty, 1888, Vol. II, pg. 641 [AotW citation 810]
2 US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901, various [AotW citation 469]