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Dabney family letters

Dabney family letters, 1886, 1929
Dabney family letters
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1886, 1929
Letters, 1886 and 1929, of the Dabney family consisting of a letters, 8 January 1886, from Dr. Robert L. Dabney to General Daniel H. Hill recounting the events at the Battle of White Oak Swamp (Va.), 1862. He also wrote to congratulate General Hill on a speech he had given; a letter, 22 June 1929, from Thomas J. Arnold to Dr. Charles W. Dabney discussing the book on Stonewall Jackson written by Charles Dabney's father, Robert L. Dabney; and a statement by Thomas J. Arnold about the Battle of Kernstown (Va.), 1862, and remarks made by General James Shields, commander of the Union forces at Kernstown
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  • Thomas Jackson Arnold (1845-1933) was the nephew of Stonewall Jackson and wrote, EARLY LIFE AND LETTERS OF GENERAL THOMAS J. JACKSON (STONEWALL JACKSON).
  • Robert Lewis Dabney (1820-1898), son of Charles Dabney, Jr., and Elizabeth R. (Price) of Louisa County, Virginia. Dabney attended the University of Virginia in 1842 and the Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, 1846. He was a missionary in Louisa County, Virginia, and married Lavinia Morrison in 1848. In 1861 he served as chaplain for the 18th Virginia Regiment, and also served as chief of staff, adjutant general, and confident of General Thomas J. Jackson. After the war he published two books: LIFE AND CAMPAIGNS OF LIEUT.-GEN. THOMAS J. JACKSON (STONEWALL JACKSON), and DEFENSE OF VIRGINIA AND THE SOUTH.
  • Daniel Harvey Hill (1821-1889) was born in York district, South Carolina. He was a professor of mathematics at Washington College from 1848 to 1854 and Davidson College from 1854 to 1859. In 1861 he joined the Confederate Army, serving as colonel of the 1st North Carolina Infantry, and was appointed brigadier general on July 10, 1861. In 1863 he assumed command of the Department of North Carolina, and defended Richmond, Virginia. On July 11, 1863 he was promoted to lieutenant general and commanded a corp of the Army of Tennessee. After the war he wrote NORTH CAROLINA IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES and was president of the University of Arkansas, 1877-1884, and Middle Georgia Military and Agricultural College, 1886-1889. General Hill was a brother-in-law of Stonewall Jackson and of Rufus Barringer.
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Dabney family letters
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Dabney, C.W.
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