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About Munson Rufus Hill
Hill, Munson Rufus. Born May 4, 1821, Monroe Co., NY. Moved to Dyersburg, TN, in 1839. To Trenton, TN, in 1849. Lawyer. State Senator 1849-1853.
Colonel, 47th TN, Dec 16, 1861. Commanded 47th Tennessee Regiment at the Battle of Shiloh (arriving on the 2nd day--April 7, 1862) and at the Battle of Perryville on October 8, 1862. Resigned Jan 5, 1863, due to "remittant [sic] fever" and gastroenteritis. Lost race for Confederate Congress in 1863.
Memphis lawyer postwar. Died Oct. 24, 1867, Memphis, of yellow fever. Buried Oakland Cemetery, Trenton. A "man of decision, of great industry, and unyielding determination."