Bartholomew Fields(c. 1843 - 1900)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Lenoir County, he enlisted at age 19 in the company that later became Company C, 27th North Carolina Infantry on 16 April 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in the leg and captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
His right leg was amputated, and he was hospitalized in Frederick, MD. He was exchanged 4 March 1863. He was absent, wounded until 5 July 1864, when he was retired to the Invalid Corps.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Wilson1. Service details from the US Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors Database and the Roster2. Furhteinformation from family genealogists. His right tibia and fibula (bones) are in the collection of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, MD. "Both bones exhibit heavy damage from minie ball wound received at the Battle of Antietam."
|Place of Birth: Lenoir County, NC |
Death Date: 12/22/1900 Death Place: Lenoir County, NC Burial Place: Fairview Cemetery, LaGrange, NC
1 Wilson, William P., Adjutant, Casualty list of the 27th N.C.S.T. at Sharpsburg, North Carolina Standard, 1862-10-15 [AotW citation 9855]
2 Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 18 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-, Vol. VII [AotW citation 10058]
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