You show a birth date for Capt Richard George Fields (I never knew his middle name) of 1808. The roster of the 1st Cherokee Mtd Rifles (Drew's Regt) shows him as 59 years old in 1861 which would make his birth date 1802 give or take. The roster could be wrong, of course. Where did you get the birth date? With the sources I had readily available I couldn't find out much about him. I thought Richard George Fields was the supreme court justice. I'm so confused! They must have both had obituaries in the newspaper if we could locate the issues.