{⋆★⋆} MG Field, Charles W.

Charles William Field

Born: April 6, 1828

Birthplace: Versailles, Kentucky

Father: Willis Field Sr. 1778 – 1837
(Buried: Versailles Cemetery, Versailles, Kentucky)​

Mother: Isabella Miriam Buck 1785 – 1849
(Buried: Versailles Cemetery, Versailles, Kentucky)​

Wife: Monimia Fairfax Mason 1835 – 1914
(Buried: Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland)​


Cornelia Mason Field 1859 – 1861​
(Buried: Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland)​
Wiley Roy Mason Field 1861 – 1938​
(Buried: Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland)​


1849: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (27th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1849 – 1851: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, 2nd Dragoons​
1851 – 1855: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 2nd Dragoons​
1853 – 1855: Quartermaster, U.S. Army, 2nd Dragoons​
1855 – 1861: 1st Lt. United States Army, 2nd Cavalry Regiment​
1856 – 1861: Assistant Instructor of Cavalry Tactics​
1861: Captain, United States Army, 2nd Cavalry Regiment​
1861: Resigned from United States Army on May 30th

Civil War Career:

1861: Left West Point and traveled to Richmond to offer services​
1861: Organizer of School for Cavalry Instruction at Ashland, Virginia​
1861: Major of 6th Virginia Cavalry Regiment​
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 6th Virginia Cavalry Regiment​
1862 – 1864: Brigadier General Confederate Army​
1862: Served in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign in Virginia​
1862: Served in the Virginia Peninsula Campaign​
1862: Wounded in the leg at the Second Battle of Manassas, Virginia​
1863: Chief of Confederate Bureau of Conscription​
1864: Member of the Court martial of Major General McLaws​
1864 – 1865: Major General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1864: Suffered two minor wounds at the Battle of the Wilderness​
1864: Briefly assumed command of 1st Army Corps at Wilderness​
1864: Division Commander at Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia​
Division Commander during the Siege of Petersburg, Virginia​
1865: Paroled at Appomattox Court House, Virginia​

Occupation after War:

Businessman in the States of Maryland and Georgia​
1875 – 1877: Served in the Egyptian Army rising to Colonel​
Doorkeeper for the United States House of Representatives​
Civil Engineer in the State of Maryland​
1881 – 1888: Superintendent of Hot Springs Reservation​

Died: April 9, 1892

Place of Death: Washington, D.C.

Cause of Death: Lithemia and angina pectoris

Age at time of Death: 64 years old

Burial Place: Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland
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Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
At the time of his wounding he was serving under Jackson. He had been part of A.P. Hill's Light Division. He had been scheduled to take over command of Hood's division in Febuary 1864.At this then in Tennessee with Longstreet. But it appears he did not join the division until it returned to Virginia in April.
Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
When Longstreet was wounded in the Wilderness, Field briefly assumed command of the First Corps. He was soon relieved by Maj. General Richard H. Anderson who had more seniority and experience.
Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
At the battle of Deep Bottom 5, 000 union soldiers broke through the lines and threatened to overrun the Confederates. A counterattack was orchestrated by Fields and a federal retreat was soon on hand.


First Sergeant
Jul 20, 2019
I'd love to hear his his opinions about the McLaws court marshal. But the more I read about him the better I like him.