Daniel Harvey Hill (1821-1889), soldier and educator, was born in York District, S.C. A United States army officer by way of West Point, he participated in all the major battles of the Mexican War. Hill resigned from the military in 1849 to begin an academic career in mathematics that would last until the outbreak of the Civil War. He joined the Confederate Army and saw action in Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, while rising in rank from colonel to lieutenant general. After the war, Hill published a periodical and weekly paper and resumed a career in academia.
Civil War and postwar correspondence of General D. H. Hill with high Confederate military and civil officers, with some letters from Robert Lewis Dabney (1820-1890), Virginia theologian and Confederate chaplain. There are also notes by Charles W. Dabney, who assembled the items, circa 1929-1931. Persons represented include Rufus Barringer, P. G. T. Beauregard, John C. Calhoun, Robert Hall Chilton, Robert Lewis Dabney, Jubal A. Early, William A. Graham, Wade Hampton III, Stonewall Jackson, Joseph E. Johnston, Washington Caruthers Kerr, Drury Lacy, James Henry Lane, Alexander Robert Lawton, Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet, Alexander Peter Stewart, Robert Augustus Toombs, Joseph Wheeler, and William Henry Chase Whiting. Also included is a Hill family genealogy and a few other items. Some items are originals and others are copies (as noted in the finding aid).