Hill, D. H. (Daniel Harvey), 1821-1889
- Existence: 1821 - 1889
Cincinnati professor of mathematics and military science, W&L, 1849-54. Lieutenant general Confederate army, 1863; President, University of Arkansas, 1877-84. See DAB: Crenshaw, I, 361-64.
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Daniel Harvey Hill Correspondence
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In this Jan. 31, 1849 letter to Phelps Collins at West Point, New York, Hill describes the students he is teaching at Washington College and the townspeople of Lexington.
Elinor Junkin letter
Collection — Box 1, Folder: 1-2
Scope and Contents Elinor Junkin, daughter of Washington College's president George Junkin and future first wife of Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson details to her first cousin Helen Dickey, of Oxford, Chester County, Pa., her family's move to and first weeks living in Lexington, Virginia, after her father's apppointment at the college. The letter mentions her siblings and shared family, describes the college and its former president Henry Ruffner, the journey from Pennsylvania to Lexington, and the...
Magazine - "The Land We Love", 1868-02
File — Box 13: [Barcode: 0000004076], Folder: 3
Scope and Contents Robert E. Lee's copy of D.H. Hill's post Civil War magazine "The Land We Love," which published an article pertaining to the story of Lee's "Lost Dispatch" - an order by General Robert E. Lee directing movements of his Army of Northern Virginia during the Maryland Campaign of 1862. It was lost by an unidentified Confederate courier and found by Union soldiers and subsequently forwarded to Union General George B. McClellan. The contents of the dispatch influenced the battles of South Mountain...
Notebook - William Allan's "Memoranda of a Conversation with Robert E. Lee", 1868-02-16 - 1870-02-19, 1886-11
File — Box 13, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Between February 1868 and February 1870 Washington College professor and former Confederate Ordinance officer, William Allan, had five conversations with college president Robert E. Lee which he manually recorded in this memo book which he titled “Conversations with Gen. R. E. Lee”. Soon after each conversation, Allan described retreating to his office to record the highlights. In 1886, former Washington College Clerk of faculty and Librarian, Edward Clifford "E.C." Gordon shared with...
Dates: 1868-02-16 - 1870-02-19; 1886-11