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Accession 1738

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

Collection Size

500 pieces, .25 linear feet



Scope and Content Note

The Land We Love was a monthly Charlotte, NC based magazine that was founded and edited by ex-Confederate general Daniel Harvey Hill (1821-1889) and published monthly from May 1866 through March 1869. In March 1869 this publication was absorbed by the New Eclectic which was based in Baltimore, Maryland. The magazine was literary in nature and consists of short stories, articles, poems, and throughout there are advertisements from the era. The publication focused mostly on history, agriculture, politics, and the military. According to a Julian Mason article titled “The Land We Love” (2006) “The Land We Love’s greatest significance was literary. Its contents and editorial positions highlighted the southern point of view and heritage, and its authors were primarily from the South.” The collection consists of four editions of the original publication and two from after it was acquired by the New Eclectic. Daniel H. Hill was the grandson of Colonel William Hill who founded Hill’s Iron Works in York District, South Carolina from which he made cannon for the Continental Army during the American Revolution.


The The Land We Love Magazine Collection was received from the York County Library via Jason Hyatt on August 9, 2019.


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

The Land We Love Magazine Collection - Accession 1738

LC Subject Headings

American literature--19th century--Periodicals; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Confederate States of America--History