Contributed by: B. C. Langston, Jr.
Bartholomew Fields resided in Lenoir County where he enlisted at age 19, April 17, 1861. Present or accounted for until wounded in the right leg and captured at Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. Right leg amputated. Hospitalized at Frederick, Maryland. Exchanged on or about March 4, 1863. Reported absent wounded until July 5, 1864, when he was retired to the Invalid Corps. Source: North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster Volume 8 Page 33 Name: Bartholomew Fields RESIDENCE: Lenoir County, North Carolina Enlistment Date: 17 Apr 1861 Enlistment Place: Lenoir County, North Carolina Side Served: Confederacy State Served: North Carolina Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 17 April 1861 at the age of 31. Enlisted in Company C, 27th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 6 Jun 1861. Transferred Regiment U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps on 5 Jul 1864. Transferred out of Company C, 27th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 5 Jul 1864. Source: Ancestry.com Bartholomew Fields (First_Last) Regiment Name 27 North Carolina Infantry. Side Confederate Company C Soldier's Rank_In Private Soldier's Rank_Out Private Alternate Name Notes Film Number M230 roll 13 27th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry 27th Infantry Regiment was formed at New Bern, North Carolina, in June, 1861, as the 9th Regiment. Reorganized in September as the 17th, its designation was later changed to the 27th. Men of this unit were recruited in Orange, Guilford, Wayne, Pitt, Lenoir, Perquimans, and Jones counties. It was assigned to General R. Ransom's, J.G. Walker's, and Cooke's Brigade. After fighting at New Bern, the 27th saw action in the Seven Days' Battles and at Sharpsburg and Fredericksburg. During the spring and summer of 1863 it served in North Carolina, South Carolina, and in the Richmond area. The unit continued the fight at Bristoe, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor, and later endured the hardships of the Petersburg siege south of the James River. It ended the war at Appomattox. It had 6 wounded at Malvern Hill, lost sixty-three percent of the 325 engaged at Sharpsburg, and had 2 killed and 13 wounded at Fredericksburg. Seventy percent of the 416 at Bristoe were disabled, and when the regiment surrendered, it had 9 officers and 103 men. The field officers were Colonels John R. Cooke, J.A. Gilmer, Jr., George B. Singeltary, John Sloan, and George F. Whitfield; Lieutenant Colonels R.W. Singeltary, Thomas C. Singeltary, and Joseph C. Webb; and Major Calvin Herring. Source: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors site