General Daniel Hill

 

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Daniel Harvey Hill

Biography (Written and Submitted by Mr. Gabe Weaver)

General Daniel Harvey Hill was born July 12, 1821 in York District, South Carolina. Hill attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1842. Hill saw his first combat in the Civil War winning the Battle of Big Bethel. Hill was promoted to Brigadier-General the day of that victory. General Hill was promoted to Major-General on March 26, 1862 an served under General Joseph Johnston at the Battle of Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Seven Pines. General Hill then served under the command of General Robert E. Lee at the Seven Days Battle and the Battles of Second Bull Run, South Mountain, and Antietam. General Hill was also put in charge of the District of North Carolina for a brief time. On July 11, 1863 General Hill was promoted to Lieutenant-General and was assigned a command in the Army of Tennessee under General Braxton Bragg. Hill would fight at the Battle of Chickamauga, and was given the deserved credit of defeating Union General William Rosecrans. After the battle General Bragg and General Hill had disagreements about not pursuing the defeated Union forces. But because Bragg was a Full-General and Hill was only a Lieutenant-General Bragg's decision stood, and

Daniel Hill

Daniel Harvey Hill

 

because of Hill's disagreement with Bragg, Hill's rank of Lieutenant-General was withdrawn. General Hill would never hold another command throughout the war, and saw brief action at the Battle of Petersburg in 1864 and in 1865 in the Battle of Bentonville. Lieutenant-General Daniel Harvey Hill died on September 24,1889 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Many thanks to Mr. Gabe Weaver for Writing and Submitting this Biography.

 

 

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