Manuscript Collection

The Memoirs of Colonel William Hill - Accession 123 - M52 (67)

Title

The Memoirs of Colonel William Hill - Accession 123 - M52 (67)

Authors

William Hill

Files

Download William Hill's Ironworks Article (1) by Louise Pettus (179 KB)

Download William Hill's Ironworks Article (2) by Louise Pettus (184 KB)

Download William Hill's Ironworks Article (3) by Louise Pettus (184 KB)

Identifier

Accession 123 - M52 (67)

Inclusive Dates

1815

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

31 pieces

Language

English

Historical Note

Colonel William Hill (1741-1816) was owner of William Hill’s Ironworks in York County, South Carolina and served under General Thomas Sumter in the American Revolution.

For more information concerning William Hill's Ironworks please consult the articles by Louise Pettus above.

Scope and Content Note

The Memoirs of Colonel William Hill Collection consists of a 1915 transcription from the original Hill memoirs in which William Hill seeks to correct some of the “mistakes” of historians who have written about the Revolution in SC. The memoirs describe his experiences in Revolutionary campaigns after the fall of Charleston in 1780. Hill was owner of Hill’s Ironworks in York County and served under General Thomas Sumter. The memoirs were edited by Alexander S. Salley in 1921 under the title, Colonel William Hill’s Memoirs of the Revolution.

Provenance

The Memoirs of Colonel William Hill were given to the Archives on October 13, 1977 by Mrs. Jane Roper Hart.

Keywords

American Revolution, South Carolina in the American Revolution, Col. William Hill

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

The Memoirs of Colonel William Hill - Accession 123 - M52 (67)

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