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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memorial address (search)
was the intimate friend of Patrick Calhoun, the father of the great statesman and orator, John C. Calhoun. General Hill's mother was Nancy Cabeen, the daughter of Thomas Cabeen, a native Scotchman, who was Sumpter's trusted scout and the bravest man in his command, as the General himself often declared. Two uncles of General Hill were soldiers in the second war with England, and one of them was the adjutant of Colonel Arthur P. Hayne's regiment. Solomon Hill, his father, died when his son Harvey was but four years old, leaving him with four other children to bereared by a mother who was noted for her piety, culture, common sense and devotion to her children. Like all Scotch and Scotch-Irish Presbyterians of the old school, she exacted of her sons the most rigid observance of the Sabbath. Dr. John Hill, a somewhat wayward brother of General Hill, often declared, after he had reached middle age, that during his boyhood he always took the blues on Thursday morning because Sunday was
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.19 (search)
anned, and it was at this point he succeeded in making a lodgment, and that if he had been stoutly resisted from the top of the parapet he could not have then succeeded. The guns immediately to the right of Shepherd's battery were manned by some of my bravest officers and men, but the fatal mistake of the commander was fighting from behind the revetment instead of from the top of the parapet, as ordered. Only two of the men mounted the parapet, and they were instantly shot down. One was Bob Harvey, a recklessly brave boy, the last male member of an old family of Bladen county. I have been unable to learn the name of his heroic companion. From behind the revetments these gallant men poured a destructive fire on the assailants as they reached the parapet, and the enemy fell thick and fast in their front, but they were too few to load and fire in time to stop the ever increasing column, and soon the assailants were firing down upon them, and they were forced to surrender, although re
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
be-Democrat, St. Louis, Mo., cited, 226. Goldsborough, Major W. W., 226. Gordon, Gen, John B., Attempt of his corps at Appomattox, 84. Graham, Gen., Joseph, 115, 340. Graham, Gov., Wm. A., 115, 340. Hagerstown, Md., 370. Hagood's S. C., Brigade, 279. Hampden, Hon A. C. H., 264. Hampton Road Victory, 291. Hare's Hill, Battle of, 60. Harper's Ferry, 153. Harrison, Col. Burton N., 308. Hartranft, Gen., 71. Harvard University, Its students in the Federal Army, 20 Harvey, Bob, Heroic death of, 284. Hayne, Arthur P., 112 Herbert, Gen., Paul, 267. Heroine of Confederate Point, The, 258, 343. Heroes, Confederate, 294, 301, 374. Hill, General D. H, His admiration for Jackson, 25; address on Life and Character of, 110; his classmates at West Point, 113; his intuition as to military genius, 118, 340; his retreat before Sherman, 148; the alleged lost order, 131; his religious traits, 120. Hobart, Pasha, 264. Hoge, D. D., Rev. M. D, 264. Hoke, Last A