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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1855

Vol. II

(Born N. C.)

Robert C. Hill

(Ap'd N. C.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1851, to July 1, 1855, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1855.

Served: on frontier duty on Sioux Expedition, 1855‑56, — and at Ringgold

(Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, Oct. 18, 1855)

Barracks, Tex., 1856; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1856‑57; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1857; on frontier duty on Utah Expedition, 1857‑59, — and in Convoying Trains from Ft. Fauntleroy, N. M., to Albuquerque, N. M., 1860‑61; and on leave of absence, 1861.

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

Died, Dec. 4, 1863, near Statesville, N. C.: Aged 33.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: according to the Southern Historical Society Papers he held the rank of Colonel, commanding the 48th North Carolina Infantry in Cooke's Brigade, A. P. Hill's Division, Jackson's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.

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