Daniel H. Hill 1866 Autograph Letter Signed – Confederate General


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Confederate military officer and General.

Two-page autograph letter signed D.H. Hill on one folded sheet, penned on first and third pages, July 30, 1866, Charlotte, North Carolina, substantive letter to Mr. Brand, regarding an article that Hill had received for publication in the magazine The Land We Love, which Hill edited from 1866 to 1869. “Your article on Forrest is very acceptable & will appear in August number. . . . The article on Burns is well written, but I dont think that we will need it. We are more desirous of getting military sketches from The West than anything else. If we fail in procuring these, the Magazine will be sectional & not catholic as we wish it to be. Price does not stand well east of the Mississippi but if he be popular on the other side, a sketch of him would be acceptable. . . . Sketches of Western Campaigns & Western heroes . . .  will always be welcome.

Handwritten postscript:  “Please let me know your Confederate Rank that I may address you properly”.

Daniel Harvey Hill was an American military officer and scholar who serviced as a Confederate general during the Civil War. Just prior to the start of the war he was superintendent of the North Carolina Military Institute of Charlotte, where he taught with his brother-in-law, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. Sterling Price, governor of Missouri from 1853-1857, was a major-general in the Confederate Army. The addressee is Tennessean W. H. Brand, who fought under General Nathan Bedford Forrest and was, in May 1864, Forrest’s acting assistant adjutant-general. Brand’s article on Forrest appeared in The Land We Love, vol. 1, no. 4 (August 1866): 268-275.

Mounting remnants on back of last leaf.