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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 element and graduated in the course of the popular category of 1842. Following garrison accountability as a junior lieutenant with the 1st and 3rd Artilleries, Hill joined the Fourth Artillery at citadel 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 struggle reviews of this proud younger officer. He used to be observant and opinionated, recording information about infantrymen, officials, logistics, unites, the healthiness of the military, and the growth 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 real hero, successful 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 circulate of violence that used to be struggle. Hill's attention-grabbing diary recounts those and different reviews in trenchant aspect. The efforts of editors Hughes and Johnson have led to a worthwhile addition to the resources to be had to researchers and students of the U.S.-Mexican War.

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