The Resource DO NOT SERVE ORIGINALS. SERVE PHOTOCOPIES (boxes 1-3) | Some originals located in oversize box 10 and in cabinet 22, drawer 5

DO NOT SERVE ORIGINALS. SERVE PHOTOCOPIES (boxes 1-3) | Some originals located in oversize box 10 and in cabinet 22, drawer 5

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1860-1888
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1860-1888
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eng
Summary
Papers, 1860-1888, of D. H. Hill (1821-1889) of North Carolina, Arkansas, and Georgia, who served as a general in the Confederate army during the Civil War. The bulk of the papers contains Hill's wartime correspondence concerning his participation in the Peninsular Campaign; the battle of Fair Oaks (Seven Pines); the Seven Days' battles, including Malvern Hill; the Maryland Campaign of 1862, including the battles of South Mountain and Antietam; the battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga; the Siege of Petersburg; and the battle of Bentonville. It also describes his commands of a division in the Army of Northern Virginia and a corps in the Army of Tennessee as well as his command of the Department of North Carolina. The papers cover Hill's dispute with General Braxton Bragg and dismissal from active command after the battle of Chickamauga and his subsequent correspondence with General Samuel Cooper regarding his efforts to be given a new command. The papers contain information on troop movements and strategy; on prisoner exchanges; and on the use of African American labor by the Confederate armies. Hill's post-war correspondence mainly concerns reminiscences of Hill's correspondents regarding the Civil War, especially concerning the battles of Fair Oaks (Seven Pines) and the Maryland Campaign. The collection also contains depositions regarding William T. Sherman's March through the Carolinas and the burning of Columbia, South Carolina. The papers consist of correspondence, maps, orders, telegrams, battle reports, and speeches. Many of the wartime papers have been published in the OFFICIAL RECORDS OF THE WAR OF THE REBELLION
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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.
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Papers
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DO NOT SERVE ORIGINALS. SERVE PHOTOCOPIES (boxes 1-3) | Some originals located in oversize box 10 and in cabinet 22, drawer 5
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  • DO NOT SERVE ORIGINALS. SERVE PHOTOCOPIES (boxes 1-3)
  • Some originals located in oversize box 10 and in cabinet 22, drawer 5
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  • The Library of Virginia
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5
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Dabney, Charles W.
  • Dabney, Charles W.
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000503864
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