Benjamin Jefferson Hill, Brig Gen CSA (1825 - 1880)

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Brigadier General in the Civil War serving the Confederacy as leader of the Thirty-Fifth Regiment Tennessee Volunteers which was later known as the Fifth Tennessee. (This portrait hangs in the Magness Library in McMinnville, TN) General B. J. Hill married Mary V. Smartt and both are interred in the old town cemetery in McMinnville, TN.

Confederate Brig Gen at End of War. Colonel 35th Tennessee Infantry, Perrysville, Shiloh, Corinth, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Dalton, Chickmauga, Chattanooga, Tunnel Hill, Hoovers Gap, Rocky Face, Atlanta Surrendered His calvary force at Bridgeport Alabama last command this east side of Mississippi to surrender. He was suppose to be the next relay for President Davis escort out of country. Davis never made it to rendevous point.

Title: The Sons of the Confederate Veterans

Author: James Dillion

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Note: http://www.angelfire.com/in/scvcamp1615/bjhill.html

Text: Ben Hill was born on June 13, 1825, the son of Isaac and Frances Pickett Hill, in the Irving College area of Warren County. His grandfather, Benjamin Hill, was a brother of Henry John Alexander Hill, the representative who presented the petition to create Warren County. He grew up on a farm. His father died in 1834 when Ben was only nine years old. He borrowed the money to attend and graduate from Irving College, probably the most prestigious learning institute for miles around in that era. After graduating in 1844 he moved to McMinnville, entering the mercantile business as a clerk for the Colville and White General Store on East Main Street. After a few years he moved to the D. G. Stone mercantile business situated where the present First Presbyterian Church is located. It appears that he was acting as the store manager by that time. On August 29, 1850, Hill married Mary Virginia Smartt (Vesta), the daughter of George Randolph and Athelia Randolph Smartt, in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church on East Main Street (now the sales lot of Willmore Ford). In selecting a wife, Ben secured a noble, refined, and shrewd companion. To this union one daughter named Lou Lillian was born, who tragically lived only three weeks.

Title: email from Glenda Sue Goedde 13 April 2008

Text: I have documentation of Benjamin Hill born 1783 Edgecombe Co, N.C. and he married Rebecca Wallace born 1783 S. C. and they had 8 children of 5 sons and 3 daughters. Isaac Hill, Lucy Hill, Polly Mary Hill, Wallace Hill, Ashley Hill to Texas about 1838, "Q" Montique Pleasant Hill, Henry John Alexander Hill to Texas in 1838 and Martha Hill.

Title: 1830 US Census

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Page: Warren, Tennessee; Roll: 181; Page: 359; neighbors with brothers John A. Jr., Allen, Isaac & Benjamin Hill

Text: Benjamin Hill - one male under 5; one male 5-10; one male 10-15; two males 20-30; one male 40-50 (Benjamin); one woman 40-50 (Rebecca)

 

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Birth: Jun. 13, 1825 Death: Jan. 5, 1880

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Born in McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee, he was commissioned a Colonel in the Confederate Army in September 1861, after organizing the 35th Tennessee Infantry regiment. Initially, this unit had easy service, but in the spring of 1862, the unit was made a part of General Patrick Cleburne's Brigade at the Battle of Shiloh. In this battle, Colonel Hill was commended for his gallantry.

In the Kentucky campaign of 1862, he commanded Cleburne's Brigade, when Cleburne was temporarily moved up to Division command. At Murfreesboro, Colonel Hill, again in command of the regiment, was in the hottest part of the battle.

At Chickamauga, Lieutenant General D. H. Hill praised him, saying, "The extraordinary merit of Colonel Hill of the 35th Tennessee came under my personal observation. This noble office has been distinguished on many a hard-fought field, and has been content with a subordinate position, provided he can serve his country." At Missionary Ridge, Cleburne's Division held its ground despite numerous attacks, and during this battle, Colonel Hill commanded both the 35th and 48th Tennessee Regiments.

In late 1863 and 1864, he was made the Provost Marshal of the Army of Tennessee. In the Tennessee campaign of General John Bell Hood, Colonel Hill commanded a cavalry force and worked with General Nathaniel B. Forrest in the siege of Murfreesboro. On November 30, 1864, he was promoted to Brigadier General, and fought at the Battle of Decatur, Alabama in April 1865. Following the end of the war, he retired to his hometown of McMinnville, Tennessee, where he died in 1880.  

(bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson)

Brigadier General in the Civil War serving the Confederacy as leader of the Thirty-Fifth Regiment Tennessee Volunteers which was later known as the Fifth Tennessee. (His portrait hangs in the Magness Library in McMinnville, TN)

General B. J. Hill married Mary V. Smartt and both are interred in the old town cemetery in McMinnville, TN.

Confederate Brig Gen at End of War. Colonel 35th Tennessee Infantry, Perrysville, Shiloh, Corinth, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Dalton, Chickmauga, Chattanooga, Tunnel Hill, Hoovers Gap, Rocky Face, Atlanta Surrendered his calvary force at Bridgeport Alabama last command this east side of Mississippi to surrender. He was suppose to be the next relay for President Davis escort out of country. Davis never made it to rendevous point.

Title: The Sons of the Confederate Veterans Author: James Dillion Repository: Note: http://www.angelfire.com/in/scvcamp1615/bjhill.html Text: Ben Hill was born on June 13, 1825, the son of Isaac and Frances Pickett Hill, in the Irving College area of Warren County. His grandfather, Benjamin Hill, was a brother of Henry John Alexander Hill, the representative who presented the petition to create Warren County. He grew up on a farm. His father died in 1834 when Ben was only nine years old. He borrowed the money to attend and graduate from Irving College, probably the most prestigious learning institute for miles around in that era. After graduating in 1844 he moved to McMinnville, entering the mercantile business as a clerk for the Colville and White General Store on East Main Street. After a few years he moved to the D. G. Stone mercantile business situated where the present First Presbyterian Church is located. It appears that he was acting as the store manager by that time. On August 29, 1850, Hill married Mary Virginia Smartt (Vesta), the daughter of George Randolph and Athelia Randolph Smartt, in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church on East Main Street (now the sales lot of Willmore Ford). In selecting a wife, Ben secured a noble, refined, and shrewd companion. To this union one daughter named Lou Lillian was born, who tragically lived only three weeks.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_J._Hill

Benjamin Jefferson Hill (June 13, 1825 – January 5, 1880) was a Confederate States Army brigadier general during the American Civil War. Before the war, he was a merchant and served in the Tennessee Senate. After the war, he was a merchant, lawyer and president of the McMinnville and Manchester Railroad.


Early life


Benjamin Jefferson Hill was born on June 13, 1825 in McMinnville, Tennessee. He was a successful merchant and Tennessee state senator from 1855 until the beginning of the Civil War in 1861.


American Civil War


Benjamin J. Hill began his Civil War service as colonel of the 5th Tennessee Volunteers in the Provisional Army of Tennessee. He resigned to enter Confederate States Army service as colonel of the 35th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, which was the designation given to the 5th Tennessee Volunteers when they were mustered into Confederate service. Hill's regiment was assigned to the brigade of Brigadier General Patrick Cleburne and fought at the Battle of Shiloh. Hill served under Cleburne until Cleburne was killed at the Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864. Hill also led the regiment at the Siege of Corinth.


Hill led his regiment in Bragg's Kentucky Campaign, in which they initiated the attack at the Battle of Richmond, and at the Battle of Stones River (Murfreesboro). Hill led Cleburne's brigade at Richmond and at the Battle of Perryville after Cleburne was wounded in those battles. Hill also was wounded at Richmond. Hill and his regiment also fought at the Battle of Chickamauga and in the Chattanooga Campaign, including the unsuccessful defense of Missionary Ridge, where they were consolidated with the 48th Tennessee Infantry. Hill served as provost marshal of the Army of Tennessee between February 3, 1864 and August 23, 1864.


Hill was promoted to brigadier general (temporary) on November 30, 1864. Although his experience had been in the infantry, Hill was transferred to Brigadier General William Hicks Jackson's division of Lieutenant General Nathan Bedford Forrest's Cavalry Corps. He cooperated with Major General William Bate's division in destroying the railroad and blockhouses between Murfreesboro and Nashville near the end of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign. In the closing months of the war, he participated in Forrest's defense against Union Army Major General James H. Wilson's raid in Alabama and Georgia, in particular at the Battle of Selma. Hill was paroled at Chattanooga, Tennessee on May 16, 1865.


Aftermath


After the war, Hill returned to McMinnville where he again engaged in business as a merchant and practiced law. He also was president of the McMinnville and Manchester Railroad.


Benjamin Jefferson Hill died January 5, 1880 at McMinnville, Tennessee and is buried in Old City Cemetery, McMinnville.

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