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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1842

Vol. II

(Born S. C.)

Daniel H. Hill

(Ap'd S. C.)


Daniel Harvey Hill: Born July 12, 1821, Hill's Iron Works (York District), SC.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1838, to July 1, 1842, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1842.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Kent, Me., 1842‑43; in garrison at Savannah,

(Transferred to 3d Artillery, Oct. 20, 1843)

Ga., 1843‑44, — and Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1845; in Military Occupation

(Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, Oct. 13, 1845)

of Texas, 1845; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, being engaged in the Battle of Monterey,

(First Lieut., 4th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1847)

Sep. 21‑23, 1846, — Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19‑20, 1847,

(Bvt. Capt., Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mex.)

— Storming of Chapultepec, Sep. 13, 1847, — and Assault and Capture

(Bvt. Major, Sep. 13, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Storming of Chapultepec, Mex.)

of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847;​1 and in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1848.

Resigned, Feb. 28, 1849.

Civil History. — Professor of Mathematics in Washington College, Lexington, Va., 1849‑54; and of Mathematics and Civil Engineering, Davidson College, N. C., 1854‑59. Superintendent of North Carolina Military Institute, at Charlotte, N. C., 1859‑61. Author of "Elements of Algebra," 1858; of a "Consideration of the Sermon on the Mount," 1856; of the "Crucifixion of Christ," 1860; and of various essays in the Southern Quarterly and Southern Presbyterian Reviews, 1850‑61.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Editor of Monthly Magazine, "Land We Love," at Charlotte, N. C., 1866‑72, when it was merged into the "Southern Magazine," of Baltimore; and of a Weekly Newspaper, "The Southern Home," at Charlotte, N. C. President of Arkansas Industrial University at Fayetteville, Washington County, Ark., 1877‑84. President of the Middle Georgia College, Milledgeville, Ga., 1885.

Died, Sep. 25, 1889, at Charlotte, N. C.: Aged 68.

Buried, Davidson College Cemetery, Davidson, NC.

The Author's Note:

1 For his "Patriotic and Meritorious conduct" in the Mexican War, he was, in 1856, presented with a Sword of Honor by his native State, South Carolina.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record. It was a distinguished one, earning him the rank of lieutenant-general: he is the great Southern general usually referred to as D. H. Hill. The deficiency is made good on several websites, e.g., at Civil War Home (2 separate and complementary biographical sketches); and he and the troops he commanded are mentioned several hundred times in Freeman's R. E. Leeq.v.

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