The Resource D. H. Hill papers, (microform)

D. H. Hill papers, (microform)

Label
D. H. Hill papers, 1816-1945
Title
D. H. Hill papers
Inclusive dates
1816-1945
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1816-1945, of D. H. Hill (1821-1889), of North Carolina, Arkansas, and Georgia, consisting of: military papers and correspondence including commissions, orders, troop returns, and maps; academic correspondence and papers from Hill's time as a professor of mathematics at Washington College (now Washington and Lee University) in Lexington, Virginia, and at Davidson College in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, and from his tenure as president of Arkansas Industrial University (now the University of Arkansas) in Little Rock, Arkansas, and as president of the Georgia Military and Agricultural College in Milledgeville, Georgia; personal correspondence with family, friends, and former collegues of the Confederate army, containing reminscences of service in the Mexican and Civil Wars, and personal business; also includes receipts, articles, clippings, poetry, essays, deeds, drawings (including one of the North Carolina Military Institute), transcripts, subscription lists to Hill's magazine LAND WE LOVE, obituaries (including one of Hill), speeches, reports, and letter books. Also includes correspondence to his son, Joseph M. Hill of Little Rock, Arkansas, concerning his father's military reputation
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Biographical or historical data
Daniel Harvey Hill was born 12 July 1821 in York District, South Carolina. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1842. Hill served in the Mexican War and earned two brevets for gallantry. After resigning from the United States army, Hill became a professor of mathematics at Washington College (Washington and Lee University) in Lexington, Virginia, from 1849 to 1854. He then taught at Davidson College in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, from 1854 to 1859. From 1859 to 1861, Hill was superindendent of the North Carolina Military Institute. Hill won the first conflict of the Civil War at Big Bethel in Virginia 8 June 1861, and was commissioned a brigadier-general in the Confederate army 10 July 1861. Hill served with distinction in the army in Virginia from the Peninsula campaign to Antietam. Appointed commander of the department of North Carolina, he was commissioned a lieutenant-general 11 July 1863, then sent to serve under Braxton Bragg (1817-1876) in the Confederate army in Tennessee. Hill commanded a corps during Chickamauga and Chattanooga, but his criticism of Bragg led to his being relieved. Hill did not see combat during the rest of the war, until the battle of Bentonville. After the Civil War, Hill edited THE LAND WE LOVE, then was appointed president of Arkansas Industrial University (University of Arkansas) in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he served from 1877 to 1884. He then became president of the Georgia Military and Agricultural College in Milledgeville, Georgia from 1884 to 1889. Hill died shortly after his retirement in Charlotte, North Carolina, 24 September 1889. He married Isabella Morrison (b. 1825) 2 November 1848 and they had six children.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of originals duplicates
Originals located at North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Label
D. H. Hill papers, (microform)
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  • The Library of Virginia
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
3
Immediate source of acquisition
Archives and Records Section, Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Archives and History
Organization method
Organized into the following five series: I. Correspondence, 1848-1869. II. Correspondence, 1870-1886. III. Correspondence, 1887-1945, n.d. IV. Commissions, maps, troop returns, miscellaneous. V. Speeches and Reports.
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normal reduction
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Terms governing use
PHOTOCOPYING RESTRICTED.
Type of unit
reels.

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