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By D. H. Hill,Nathaniel Hughes Jr.,Timothy D. Johnson

Born in July 1821, Daniel Harvey Hill grew up in "genteel poverty" on a wide plantation in York District, South Carolina. He entered West aspect and graduated in the course of the well known classification of 1842. Following garrison responsibility as a junior lieutenant with the 1st and 3rd Artilleries, Hill joined the Fourth Artillery at fort Monroe in January 1846. Six months later he was once en path to Mexico. released right here for the 1st time, Hill's diary recounts the Mexican conflict reports of this proud younger officer. He was once observant and opinionated, recording information about squaddies, officials, logistics, unites, the overall healthiness of the military, and the development of the crusade. Hill, who later took up the accomplice reason and earned the sobriquet "Lee's Maverick General," emerged from the Mexican clash an genuine hero, profitable brevet promotions to captain and significant for gallant behavior at Contreras (Padierna) and Chapultepec. younger lieutenant Hill got here of age in Mexico, and there he encountered firsthand a distinct tradition and witnessed in horror helpless civilians and their treasures washed away within the boiling movement of violence that used to be struggle. Hill's interesting diary recounts those and different reports in trenchant aspect. The efforts of editors Hughes and Johnson have ended in a useful addition to the assets to be had to researchers and students of the U.S.-Mexican War.

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