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Daniel H. Hill

Date of Birth:      July 12, 1821
Hometown:         York District, SC
Education:           West Point, 1842
Final Wartime Rank:    Major General
Final Peacetime Rank:  N/A

Date of Death:     September 24, 1889
Place of Death:    Charlotte, NC
Buried At:           Davidson, NC

Major Battles:        Big Bethel Church, Peninsula Campaign, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Antietam Campaign, Chickamauga, Chattanooga Campaign, Siege of Petersburg, Carolinas Campaign

Interesting Fact(s):    Hill, after graduating from West Point, would serve in the Mexican War, earning two brevets for gallantry.  He would resign from the regular army, in 1849, to pursue a career in education.  In 1859 he would become superintendent of the North Carolina Military Institute - a position he would hold, until the outbreak of the Civil War.  Hill would enter the Confederate service, as the colonel, of the 1st North Carolina Infantry.  He would be promoted brigadier general, in July 1861, after helping win the first battle of the war, at Big Bethel Church.  In early 1862, Hill would be promoted major general, and would participate in the Peninsula Campaign, and the Seven Days.  His division would continue to distinguish itself at Second Manassas, South Mountain and Antietam.  Hill would take command of the Department of North Carolina, and would help defend Richmond during R.E. Lee's Gettysburg Campaign.  In July, 1863, he would be promoted to the grade, lieutenant general.  He would be ordered west, to join forces, with Braxton Bragg, in the lead up to Chickamauga.  Hill would be very outspoken against Bragg's handling of the army, which would cause a rift in his relationship with Jefferson Davis.  This rift would increase, as Davis never submitted his nomination, for lieutenant general, to the Senate - a grade that Davis had already appointed Hill to.  Hill would have very little command responsibilities, for the remainder of the war, with the exception of a short stint in Petersburg, and during the closing actions of the Carolinas Campaign.  His rank would revert back to major general.  After the war, he would resume his career, in education.

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