W T FieldHome State: South Carolina
Command Billet: Commanding Battalion
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 4th South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Originally Sergeant, Company H, in the 4th SC Infantry Regiment. He became a member of the 4th Battalion (also known as the 13th) when the Regiment consolidated to 5 Companies in Spring 1862. He was First Lieutenant, Company C.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He commanded the Battalion as senior officer present.
The remainder of the War:
He became 1st Lieutenant, Company K, of the Hampton Legion (Infantry) when his decimated Battalion was dissolved and absorbed as two Companies into the Legion after Sharpsburg.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic service history from the Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors System, with help from Steve Batson on his South Carolina units' bibliography.
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