Field is recorded as Col. Hume R. Feild in Tennesseans in the Civil War, Part 2; Military Annals of Tennessee, Confederate, John Berrien Lindsley, editor; and in Confederate Military History, Confederate, BGen. Clement A. Evans, editor.
Feild was the initial commanding officer of Co. K, Martin Guards, of Giles County when the regiment was formed in Nashville April 1861 [Lindsley, p. 156]. Other short vignettes appear throughout Vol. 1 of this work.
In Confederate Military History, p. 117 we see: "Maney's brigade of Walker's division was on the extreme right in support of "Cleburne, Maney being posted in rear of Smith's line. The First and Twenty-seventh, Col. H. R. Feild, were moved in front of the works to a very exposed position on the right of Warfield's Arkansas regiment." [Chickamauga, Nov. 24, 1863] There is no index to this work, thus, I cannot tell if further information exists on him.