The Resource Baylor Hill diaries, 1777-1781.
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- Diaries, 29 January 1777-21 April 1781, of Baylor Hill (ca. 1760-1804) of King and Queen County, Virginia, while he was serving as an officer in the 1st Regiment of Continental Light Dragoons during the Revolutionary War. Topics include campaigns in New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania, and the ill-fated campaigns in the South, including his capture and confinement in Charleston, South Carolina. Hill comments on the movements of various regiments, skirmishes, scouting missions, locations at which he was quartered, attendance at courts martial, and reports and rumors of various engagements and maritime actions. He also makes notations on his health, attending church services, social events, and news about acquaintances in Virginia
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- Baylor Hill was born ca. 1760. He was the son of Col. Humphrey Hill and Frances Baylor of "Hillsborough," King and Queen County, Virginia. He married Mary Brooke, daughter of Col. George Brooke of "Mantapike" in King and Queen. Baylor Hill died in 1804.
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