Jesse Fields

Contributed by: B. C. Langston, Jr.

Jesse Fields, Private, born in Lenoir County where he resided as a farmer prior to 
enlisting in Craven County at age 17, July 15, 1861. Present or accounted for until 
discharges on July 17, 1862, by reason of being underage. Later served in Company 
D, 1st Battalion NC Local Defense Troops.

Source: North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster 
Volume 8 Page 33

The following is from Jesse Field's obituary, August 15, 1923. " Another
wearer of the beloved uniform of the Confederacy, who for four long and
bloody years was a member of that gallant company which so unstintedly
spilled its blood upon the altar of State's Rights, answered the Last Roll
Call yesterday afternoon at 3:45 o'clock when Jesse Fields, of Company C,
Twenty-Seventh North Carolina regiment , quietly passed away at the home of
his daughter."  "Immediately upon the outbreak of the Civil War, Mr. Fields
enlisted in Company C, 27th North Carolina Regiment as a private and it is
said by his few remaining comrades that no braver man ever  faced the
withering fire of a Yankee battery, no more conscientious soldier ever
fought and bled for a glorious principle, and no more patriotic citizen ever
threw down the musket and picked up the plow in the great struggle to bring
order out of the chaos that followed those four bloody years, than Jesse

Name: Jesse Fields 
RESIDENCE: Lenoir County, North Carolina  
Occupation: Farmer  
Enlistment Date: 15 Jul 1861 
Enlistment Place: Craven County, North Carolina  
Side Served: Confederacy  
State Served: North Carolina  
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 15 July 1861 at the age of 17.
Enlisted in Company C, 27th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 15 Jul 1861.
disch minority Company C, 27th Infantry Regiment North Carolina on 17 Jul 1862.


Jesse 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   
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

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