Obituary of Cummings Fields
April 21, 1916|
CUM FIELDS, OLD SOLDIER, DEAD
Cummings Fields died Sunday afternoon at his Home southeast of Lebanon, making another gap in the fast fading gray line. The cause of his death was pneumonia and he was sick only a short time. He was a splendid old man, seventy-four years of age and had served in the capacity of overseer of the poor in the Lebanon district for many years.
In the sixties uncle Cum heard the call of the Southland and joined Company G, twenty-ninth Virginia regiment and was present and participated in a number of battles in one of which he was badly wounded in the leg. In the battle in which he received his wound his comrade, Bent Gilmer, was also wounded and fell on a little rise exposed to the raking fire of the enemy, unable to move and uncle Cum with his wounded leg, crawled out to Mr. Gilmer and pulled him out of danger.
Some six or seven children survive.
Quite a number of veterans attended the burial.