Bennett Curby Fields(1829 - 1904)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 27th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Lenoir County, he enlisted at age 31 in the North Carolina Guards (later Company C, 27th North Carolina Infantry) on 17 April 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in the hip in action on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was again wounded, in the left arm, in action at the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864. He was captured at Hatcher's Run, VA on 31 March 1865 and kept at Point Lookout, MD until he was released on 3 June 1865, on taking the Oath of Allegiance.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Wilson1. Service details from the US Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors Database and the Roster2. More information from family genealogists. Death date from his obituary in the Goldsboro Daily Argus of 21 December 1904.
|Birth Date: 10/22/1829 Place of Birth: Lenoir County, NC |
Death Date: 12/20/1904 Death Place: Goldsboro, NC Burial Place: Willow Dale Cemetery, Goldsboro, 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 9864]
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. VIII [AotW citation 10059]
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