Hill (Daniel Harvey) Papers, 1876, 1 Item

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Cite As:Daniel Harvey Hill Papers, 1876, Pearce Civil War Collections, Corsicana, Texas

Forms Part of: Pearce Civil War Collections

Location: 1-S10

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Accession Number: 1997.059

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Abstract: In this letter, addressed to "My Dear Genl," and written years after the war, Confederate General Daniel H. Hill continues to defend himself over Lee's famous "Lost Order." Autograph letter signed, ten pages, octavo, dated May 5, 1876 from Charlotte, North Carolina. In the letter, Hill describes Confederate strategy at length and voices his continued animosity for General Longstreet. He also defends himself regarding the famous "lost order" (an order by Robert E. Lee meant for Hill and found by General McClellan's troops at an old Hill campsite) writing "...the dispatch was directed to Genl A.P. Hill and not to me. I told him (General Crawford) that I had been brutally assailed about it and wished to be vindicated, but as Gen. A.P. was dead, I would ask him to call no names in the statement ...but say simply that the dispatch was directed to another officer and not me."

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