Fields W. Brinson

Contributed by: Diane Siniard

Fields W BRINSON. Born in 1841 in Duplin County, NC. Fields died on Mar 23 1865 in 
Elmira, NY; he was 24.

Name: Fields W Brinson  
Residence: Duplin County, North Carolina 
Enlistment Date: 17 June 1861 
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE 
Side Served: Confederacy 
State Served: North Carolina 
Unit Numbers: 107 107 
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 17 June 1861 at the age of 19 Enlisted in 
Company B, 3rd Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 17 June 1861. 

Wounded on 02 July 1863 at Gettysburg, PA (Or the 3rd in the leg) 

POW on 12 May 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, VA 

Confined on 14 May 1864 at Point Lookout, MD (Estimated day) 

Transferred on 10 August 1864 at Elmira, NY 

Died of disease Company B, 3rd Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 23 March 1865 

Name: Fields W. Brinson 
Company: B 
Unit: 3 North Carolina Infantry. 
Rank - Induction: Private 
Rank - Discharge: Private 
Allegiance: Confederate 
Fields W. Brinson (First_Last) 
Regiment Name 3 North Carolina Infantry 
Side Confederate 
Company B 
Soldier`s Rank_In Private 
Soldier`s Rank_Out Private  
Film Number M230 roll 5 

3rd Regiment, North Carolina Infantry 3rd Infantry Regiment State Troops completed its 
organization at Garysburg, North Carolina, in May, 1861. The men were from Wilmington 
and the counties of Green, Duplin, Cumberland, Onslow, Bladen, New Hanover, and 
Beaufort. During July part of the regiment moved to Richmond, Virginia, then was joined 
by the remaining companies some weeks later. After serving in the Department of Northern 
Virginia and the Department of North Carolina, it was attached to General Ripley`s, Colston`s, 
Steuart`s, and Cox`s Brigade. The 3rd fought on many battlefields of the army from the Seven 
Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, marched with Early to the Shenandoah Valley, and saw action 
around Appomattox. It reported 46 casualties at Beaver Dam Creek , 80 at Malvern Hill, 253 at 
Sharpsburg, 3 at Fredericksburg, and 179 at Chancellorsville. The unit lost 4 killed and 10 
wounded at Second Winchester, forty percent of the 548 engaged at Gettysburg , and 7 killed 
and 65 wounded during the Mine Run Campaign. It surrendered with 4 officers and 53 men in 
April, 1865. The field officers were Colonels William L. DeRosset, Gas

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