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Col. Daniel Harvey Hill, Commander of the 1st Regiment North Carolina Volunteers, who so greatly distinguished himself at the battle of Bethel Church, we learn that that accomplished soldier and gentleman is a native of South Carolina, and a graduate of West Point. He entered the United States Military Academy from South Carolina in 1838, and was appointed a Lieutenant in the 1st Regiment United States Artillery in 1842, and in the 4th Artillery in 1845--was made a 1st Lieutenant in 1847, and commanded his company in the battles of Contreras and Churubusco, for which service he was made a Captain by brevet — was with the stormers, and made a brevet Major for gallantry and meritorious conduct in storming Chepultepee. He resigned from the Army in 1849, and was presented with a sword by his native State. Just before the present war began, he filled the office of Superintendent of the North Carolina Military Institute at Charlotte. Our readers doubtless remember an eloquent tribute to Southern heroism contained in an address of Col. Hill before a North Carolina Editorial Convention, some extracts from which we transferred to our columns, and which have been generally copied by the Northern as well as the Southern press.
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