University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Augustus M. Hill Papers, 1908



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hill, Augustus M.
Title: Hill, Augustus M., Papers
Dates: 1908
Abstract: 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.
Extent: 1 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hill, Augustus M. -- Archives
Lane, John L.
Storey, L. J.
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Cavalry Regiment, 26th. Company B.
Subjects
Mansfield, Battle of, Tex., 1864 -- Personal narratives
Pleasant Hill, Battle of, Tex., 1864 -- Personal narratives

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Augustus M. Hill Papers, 1908, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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

 

Inventory:

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2Q429 “Incidents of Bank's campaign, Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, April 1864, by members of Company B of the 26th Texas Cavalry”