Field, Charles William CSA

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FIELD, Charles William CSA


Born April 6 1828, Woodford Cty KY
Died April 9 1892, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1849, resigned 1861.
War Service September 1861 Col. of 6th Virginia Cavalry, March 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 1st Bde/Hill's Light Division in Seven Days, Cedar Mountain, Second Manassas (w), superintendent of the Bureau of Conscription, February 1864 Maj. Gen., commanded Hood's Divn/I Corps at Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Fort Harrison, Darbytown Road, Appomattox.
Post War Career Businessman, Egyptian army, doorkeeper of US House of Representatives, civil engineer, superintendent of Indian reservation.
Notes Longstreet opposed his appointment to divisional command because of his infirmity due to the wound he suffered at Second Manassas. Longstreet was rebuked by President Davis. Field fully justified his promotion.
 
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