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