Col. John Field

Col. John Field born in Culpepper County in 1720 of good family is buried beside Col. Charles Lewis, his friend and comrade. He received his fatal wound at the Battle of Point Pleasant, while bravely checking the Indians. He rallied his troops who had begun to waver, and, for a time, seemed likely to be repulsed. Col. Field had been with Braddock and had seen frontier service from that date, both as a militia officer and as a survivor. In 1765 he served in the Virginia Legislature, in 1766 he was made Colonel of Malitia. His troops at Point Pleasant were a volunteer company, raised by him in his own county which he united with that of Gen. Lewis.

SOURCE:  The Battle of Point Pleasant A Battle of the Revolution, October 10th, 1774, Mrs. Livia Nye Simpson-Poffenbarger, The State Gazette, Point Pleasant, W.V., 1909