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Daniel Harvey Hill
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Historical Figure
Nationality: United States (Confederate States, 1861-1865)
Date of Birth: 1821
Date of Death: 1889
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Occupation: Educator, Soldier
Spouse: Isabella Morrison
Children: Nine
Relatives: Thomas Jackson (brother-in-law)
Military Branch: Confederate States Army
Turtledove Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): How Few Remain
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Daniel Harvey Hill (July 12, 1821 – September 24, 1889) was a Confederate general during the American Civil War and a Southern scholar. He was known as an aggressive leader, and as an austere, deeply religious man, with a dry, sarcastic humor. He was brother-in-law to Stonewall Jackson, a close friend to both James Longstreet and Joseph Johnston, but disagreements with both Robert E. Lee and Braxton Bragg cost him favor with Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Although his military ability was well respected, he was underutilized by the end of the Civil War.

Daniel Harvey Hill in Southern VictoryEdit

Daniel Harvey Hill was a prominent Confederate general during the War of Secession. In 1862, in the lead-up to the Battle of Camp Hill, General Robert E. Lee sent a copy of Special Orders 191 to Hill. The courier riding to Hill's divisional headquarters dropped the orders, which he'd packaged in a case of three cigars, outside of Frederick, Maryland. They were recovered by two Confederate infantrymen who returned them to rider, who in turn delivered them to Hill.[1]

Hill played a crucial role at the Battle of Camp Hill, intercepting Union troops at Yellow Breeches Creek and the Susquehanna River.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. How Few Remain, pg. 3.
  2. Ibid., at pg. 5.

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