11 pages, folio, original wrappers, an alphabetical list of the volunteers enrolled in the Madison County Milita, including George Hill. (13) " /> HILL, GEORGE, <I>Union Officer</I>. A group of twelve autograph letters signed, V.p., [mostly in camps around Falmouth, Virginia], 24 October 1862-21 May 1863. <I>38 pages on 12 sheets, nearly all 8vo, most on pictorial stationary, several colored</I>. Hill, a member of THE 27TH CONNECTICUT VOLUNTEERS, was a native of Madison County. He saw action at the Battle of Fredericksburg and the wounds sustained there kept him quiet for the next several months: "...you have probably heard of the fight we had at Fredricksburg ...I will tell you a little more about it I must tell you the sad news that Nelson Thomas was killed, he singing. 'Tis noble thus to die on the battle field and he was also saying there is better days a coming when a ball struck him in the head and killed him on the spot. I hope what he was singing will prove true to him. I got hit 3 times, once right between the eyes but it was a spent piece of shell, I expect for it only went through the skin and is in there now. It hit me while I was firing at them. I dropped down and before I could load up again I got hit in the thick part of my leg which I thought had took my leg off but it only badly bruised it and tore the flesh. It is now almost well and then I got hit in the side but only bruised me and tore off a little hide but that was near enough. I tell you my overcoat shows how near the bullets came for it has got 9 bullet holes in it -- the bullets flew like hail stones...." [With:] MADISON COUNTY, CONNECTICUT. Manuscript document, Madison, 31 July 1861, <I>11 pages, folio, original wrappers</I>, an alphabetical list of the volunteers enrolled in the Madison County Milita, including George Hill. (13) | Christie's