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Maj. Gen. Daniel H. Hill




Born: July 21, 1821

York District, South Carolina

Died: September 24, 1889

Charlotte, North Carolina


1842: West Point Graduate

1842: Brevet 2nd Lieutenant

September 13, 1848: Brevet Major

February 1849: Resigned Commission

1861: Colonel, North Carolina Volunteers

July 10, 1861: Brigadier General

Spring 1862: Major General

Maj. Gen. Daniel H. Hill

1842: West Point Graduate - 28th out of 56

1842: Assigned to 1st U.S. Artillery

Mexican/American War

August 19, 1848: Battle of Contreras

August 20, 1848: Battle of Churubusco

September 13, 1848: Battle of Chapultepec - Brevetted to Major for Bravery

February 1849: Resigned Commission

Professor of Mathematics at Washington College

(Now Washington and Lee University)

1854: Joined faculty of Davidson College, North Carolina

1859: Superintendent of North Carolina Military Institute of Charlotte

1861: Colonel of 1st North Carolina Volunteers, "Bethel Regiment"

June 10, 1861: Battle of Big Bethel

July 10, 1861: Promoted to Brigadier General

March 26, 1862: Promoted to Major General

April 5 - May 4, 1862: Siege of Yorktown

May 4-5, 1862: Battle of Williamsburg

May 31 - June 1, 1862: Battle of Seven Pines

June 25 - July 1, 1862: Seven Days Battles

July 22, 1862: Along with Union Maj. Gen. John A. Dix concluded an agreement for the general exchange of prisoners between the Union and Confederate armies

September 1862: Maryland Campaign

September 14, 1862: Battle of South Mountain

September 17, 1862: Battle of Antietam - Bloody Lane

December 13, 1862: Battle of Fredericksburg

1863: Sent to Gen. Braxton Bragg's newly organized Army of the Tennessee

July 11, 1863 till October 15, 1863: Promoted to Lieutenant General - After Chickamuaga, President Davis refused to send the promotion to the Confederate Senate

September 19-20, 1863: Battle of Chickamuaga

After the battle, Hill joined with several other generals condemning Bragg's failure to exploit the victory. President Davis personally visited the area and resolved the dispute in Bragg's favor.

March 19-21, 1865: Battle of Bentonville

1866 - 1869: Editor of The Land We Love which dealt with social and historical subjects

1877-1844: President of University of Arkansas

1885-1889: President of the Military and Agricultural College of Milledgeville, Georgia

Boatner, Mark M. III. The Civil War Dictionary. New York: David McKay, 1967. p 401

Daniel Harvey Hill. 9 April 2020. web. 23 April 2020.

Warner, Ezra J. Generals in Gray Lives of the Confederate Commanders. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State, 1959. p 136-137

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