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Remembering Private George W. Field, Company A of the Fifteenth Kentucky


George Field was born in Shelby County, Kentucky, and was a farmer. He was thirty-five years old when he mustered in. Field was 5’9” and had a dark complexion, dark eyes, and dark hair. Field was wounded and captured at the Battle of Stones River, December 31, 1862. After his capture, Field was taken to Richmond, Virginia, where he arrived on January 16, 1863; he arrived in City Point, Virginia for exchange on February 3, 1863; and he arrived at Camp Parole, Maryland, on February 5, 1863. He married while in Louisville waiting out his parole to Emma J. Lermond on May 9, 1863.. Field was wounded in the right arm and shoulder at the Battle of Chickamauga on September 20, 1863. He reenlisted and was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps on May 11, 1864.


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