A Guide to the Augustus M. Hill Papers, 1908
Physician Augustus M. Hill was the son of Abram Hill, who arrived in Texas in 1835 and settled in Brazos County. During the Civil War, Augustus served for the Confederacy as a private in Company B of the 26th Texas Cavalry, Debray's Regiment. As part of General Nathaniel P. Banks’ Red River Campaign, he fought in the Battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill.
Composed of a transcript of letters and reminiscences, the Augustus M. Hill Papers, 1908, document the experiences of Hill and fellow veterans of Company B of the 26th Texas Cavalry during General Nathaniel P. Banks’ Red River Campaign. Letters to Hill from L. J. Storey and Captain John L. Lane (1908) and Hill’s reminiscences describe the Battles of Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, which took place in April 1864.
This collection is open for research use.
Augustus M. Hill Papers, 1908, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers