Everard Meade Feild(1831 - 1915)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Company Officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 12th Virginia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded while in command at Sharpsburg.
The remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Biographical details from Brock1 and military service also found in the OR2. See more about Feild and the 12th Virginia on the Maryland Campaign in a post on behindAotW.
|Birth Date: 07/18/1831 Place of Birth: Greenfield County, VA |
Death Date: 07/17/1915 Burial Place: 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]
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