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Maj James Hoffman Hill
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Birth: Oct. 26, 1834
Wilmington
New Hanover County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 19, 1890
Wilmington
New Hanover County
North Carolina, USA

Major Hill served in the Confederate States Army &
served as Major General W.H.C. Whiting's Chief of
Staff. He was captured at the 2nd Battle of Ft
Fisher when it fell in January, 1865. James H.
Hill graduated from West Point in 1855 and
served with Captain Barnard Bee on the Utah
Expedition. When the southern states declared
their independence Lt. Hill and Captain Bee
resigned their U.S. Army positions. Hill was
appointed 1st Lt. of Artillery by South Carolina
and reported to duty in Virginia under General
Joseph E. Johnston. He joined his friend Bee,
who was then a General in the Confederacy, as
assistant adjutant general and took part in the
Battle of Manassas, where he was wounded and
Bee was killed. In October 1861 Hill received
rank of Major and became adjutant general to
General Whiting with whom he served from the
Peninsula Campaign in Virginia to the fall of
Ft Fisher. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary McRee Walker Hill (1840 - 1887)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakdale Cemetery
Wilmington
New Hanover County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Section D, Lot 50
 
Created by: Wayne Carver
Record added: Jan 27, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7121241
Maj James Hoffman Hill
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Maj James Hoffman Hill
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