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Confederate (CSV)


Robert William Hill

(1843 - 1896)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a 20 year old laborer from Donaldsonville when he enlisted in Company K, 8th Louisiana Infantry on June 19, 1861 at Camp Moore, LA. Reported as absent without leave before August 1862 but "supposed to have been taken prisoner in the Valley [of Virginia], June 2, 1862".

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded and captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to No. 5 US Army General Hospital, Frederick, MD. on Nov. 23, 1862. Sent to Camden Street Hospital, Baltimore, MD on Nov. 28, 1862. Transferred to the Post Hospital, Ft. McHenry, near Baltimore on Nov. 30, 1862. Discharged from Hospital Dec. 8, 1862 and forwarded to Ft. McHenry. Paroled and exchanged at City Point, VA on Dec. 10, 1862. He was reported absent at Petersburg, VA since November 1862 having been "Severely wounded at Sharpsburg". By Aug. 31, 1863 he was absent in Mobile on furlough, and probably "Detailed to Alabama" thereafter.

After the War

He lived in New Iberia and worked at the Iberia Oil Mill. He died at Camp Nicholls, the Confederate Soldier's Home in New Orleans.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1. Further details from his gravesite on Findagrave and family genealogists. He married Celima Darby, who died shortly after the marriage. He then married Marie Adeline Keller. They had four children, Celema Elodie Hill Drouet, Joseph Albert Hill, Harvey Francois Hill, and Josephine Rena Hill Feehan.


1843 in KY


03/11/1896; New Orleans, LA; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, LA


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 1, pg. 309  [AotW citation 13996]