D. H. Hill papers, 1848-1951.


Hill, D. H. (Daniel Harvey), 1821-1889. D. H. Hill papers, 1848-1951.

D. H. Hill papers, 1848-1951.

Civil War and postwar correspondence of General D. H. Hill with high Confederate military and civil officers, with some letters from Robert Lewis Dabney (1820-1890), Virginia theologian and Confederate chaplain. There are also notes by Charles W. Dabney, who assembled the items, circa 1929-1931. Persons represented include Rufus Barringer, P. G. T. Beauregard, John C. Calhoun, Robert Hall Chilton, Robert Lewis Dabney, Jubal A. Early, William A. Graham, Wade Hampton III, Stonewall Jackson, Joseph E. Johnston, Washington Caruthers Kerr, Drury Lacy, James Henry Lane, Alexander Robert Lawton, Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet, Alexander Peter Stewart, Robert Augustus Toombs, Joseph Wheeler, and William Henry Chase Whiting. Also included is a Hill family genealogy and a few other items. Some items are originals and others are copies (as noted in the finding aid).

About 50 items.

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Stewart, Alexander Peter, 1821-1908

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Confederate states of America. Army

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Lane, James Henry, 1833-1907

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