This information, provided by BRIAN STUART KESTERSON, is an addendum to his 2005 book,

Campaigning with the 17th Virginia Cavalry, Night Hawks at Monocacy.

The cost of the book is $26.20, including postage. To order, contact Brian: kesterson2@frontier.com.


The bio of Fielding Rose was provided by his great granddaughter, Priscilla H. Hill, of Waterford, Virginia in a letter dated September 20, 2005.

Fielding Rose enlisted at Little Birch on 10/4/1862 and served in Company I, 17th Virginia Cavalry. At the beginning of December, 1864 he left his regiment and went home. He is listed as AWOL in his official service records for this time. According to his family, he became very homesick and was also very sick of the war. He wanted to be at home and away from the fighting and dying. His parents persuaded him to return to his troop and do his duty. He returned to his command at the end of December, 1864 and remained with his troop until the end of the war.

The horrors of the war had made such an imprint on Fielding, that when he returned home after the war, he eventually decided to go into the ministry. He became a Methodist Episcopal minister, and the small white Bible that he carried with him for many years was also carried by a number of his relatives when they were married.

Fielding Rose admired Jubal Early greatly. He thought he was not only a great leader and soldier, but also a man of convictions. Because of his often spoken admiration of Early, two of his daughters named their children after Jubal Early; one being Earl Jubal and the other Carl Jubal.