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Confederate (CSV)


Everard Meade Feild

(1831 - 1915)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Company Officer

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

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 "shared" command with (or assisted) Captain Jones in Maryland after Captain Llewellyn was wounded at Crampton's Gap on 14 September. He was himself wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

By Gettysburg in 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, VA in 1885.

References & notes

Biographical details from Brock1 and military service also found in the OR2. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

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]