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H.F. Hill

H.F. Hill

Federal (USV)


Henry Francis Hill

(1838 - 1864)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

From Presque Isle, he enlisted as a Sergeant in Company I, 7th Maine Infantry on 21 August 1861. He was First Sergeant by September 1862.

On the Campaign

He was in action with his Company at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was probably commissioned Captain, Company C in October 1862. He was killed at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864.

References & notes

His service from the Maine Adjutant General,1 who says he was commissioned Captain of Company C in October 1861. His photograph here from a CDV at the Maine State Archives2. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

More on the Web

See a brief description of his role in the afternoon attack of the 7th Maine Infantry at Antietam on 17 September 1862, from Company B First Sergeant John McKenney. It's over on the blog.


05/14/1838; Manchester, ME


05/12/1864; Spotsylvania Court House, VA; burial in Fredericksburg National Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA


1   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863  [AotW citation 27839]

2   State of Maine, Maine State Archives, Civil War Era Soldiers' Portraits, Published c. 2000, first accessed 12 December 2014, <>, Source page: /arc_civilwarportraits/263/  [AotW citation 27840]