"Confederate Army General" Henry Hilliard Hand Written Letter Dated 1878




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Up for sale a VERY RARE! "Confederate States Army General" Henry Hilliard Hand Written Letter Dated 1878. 


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Henry Washington Hilliard (August

4, 1808 – December 17, 1892) was a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. In

later life, he became a proponent of abolitionism in Brazil.  Hilliard was born in Fayetteville, North

Carolina, and graduated from South Carolina College (now the University of South

Carolina) at Columbia in 1826. While at South Carolina College, he

was active in the Euphradian

Society. He studied law and moved to Athens, Georgia, where he was admitted to

the bar in 1829. He was a professor at the University of Alabama from

1831 to 1834, when he resigned to practice law in Montgomery, Alabama. He

served as member of the state house of representatives in 1836–1838, as member

of the Whig National Convention at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,

in 1839, Whig presidential elector in 1840 and was an unsuccessful candidate

for election to the Twenty-seventh Congress

in 1840.[2] He was chargé d'affaires to

Belgium from May 12, 1842, to August 12, 1844. Hilliard was elected as

a Whig to 4, 1845 – March 3, 1851) but he was not a candidate for renomination in

1850. In 1856, he served as presidential elector on the National American

ticket. In 1861 he was appointed by Jefferson Davis Confederate commissioner to

Tennessee. During the Civil

War, he served as a colonel in the Confederate States Army. Hilliard's

Legion was organized at Montgomery, Alabama in June, 1862, and consisted of

five battalions; one of these, a mounted battalion, was early detached and

became part of the Tenth Confederate cavalry. The Legion proceeded to

Montgomery nearly 3,000 strong, under the command of Col. H. W. Hilliard, and

was placed in McCown's Brigade. It took part in the siege of Cumberland Gap,

and spent the fall and winter in Kentucky and east Tennessee. Hilliard resigned

from the army December 1, 1862 to take care of personal affairs and because he

had not been promoted to brigadier general.  He moved to Augusta, Georgia, in 1865 and resumed the practice of his

profession. He was an unsuccessful Republican candidate for election in

1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress.

He resumed the practice of law in Augusta, Georgia, moving later to Atlanta. He was Envoy

Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Brazil from July 31, 1877, to

June 15, 1881. In Brazil he worked with Joaquim Nabuco and Emperor Pedro II to support abolition. He died in Atlanta, Georgia, December 17, 1892 and was interred in

Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama.



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