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Papers of William Silliman Hillyer, 1822 (1861-1874) 1931.

Author: William Silliman HillyerOrville Elias BabcockFrank P Blair, Jr.Jeremiah Tilford BoyleWilliam A BuckinghamAll authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Correspondence, military papers, speeches, photographs, printed material and memorabilia.

Military papers of Hillyer include district provost marshall reports; special and general orders of Grant, Sherman, Hillyer and others, especially one of congratulations on Port Gibson; passes; accounts; oaths of allegiance; and a receipt for Ulric Dahlgren's ring.

Correspondence of Hillyer, his parents, children, and Grant chiefly pertains to the Civil War. There are discussions of the secession riots in St. Louis, and Grant's "Jew Order" of Dec. 17, 1862; a denial of Grant's drunkeness at Ft. Donelson; references to various services by blacks; and descriptions of the battles of Iuka, Holly Springs, Campbell's Station and Chickamauga, and of the Chattanooga campaign.

Of unusual interest are a signed copy of Grant's letter to Simon B. Buckner demanding unconditional surrender at Ft. Donelson; a draft of a letter from Grant to Henry Halleck asking either relief from Command or full restoration to it; a letter of Grant's discussing his plans for the Vicksburg campaign; and a photocopy of Robert E. Lee's April 9, 1865, letter asking for a suspension of hostilities with a forwarding note by E.O.C. Ord mentioning Sheridan.

Other Civil War papers concern a Union Army scout; a claim from a spy near Richmond who supplied information for Hugh Kilpatrick's Rappahannock raid; the military service of John H.H. Ward; the Senate investigation of George K. Leet; Hillyer's connection with Mann's Accoutrement Manufacturing Company; and a reunion of the Army of the Tennessee.

Hillyer family letters include considerable correspondence between Anna Rankin Hillyer and Julia Dent Grant; and correspondence of Hillyer's father from Henderson, Ky., 1825-1833. There are impressions of a Mississippi voyage to New Orleans, 1834; Lafayette College, 1842; a temperance speech by Richard Johnson, 1842; Washington, D.C., 1868-1869, including Grant's inauguration, and visits to Johnson, Grant, and Hancock; and Sewanee and the University of the South, 1873.

Additional items of interest include an 1870 letter from Horace Greeley mentioning Hillyer's Congressional nomination; a lampoon of Lew Wallace; and an account of how New York Daily News reporter Benjamin Wood scooped the news of Andrew Johnson's acquittal.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Named Person: Edward Bates; Otto Bismarck, Fürst von; Mathew B Brady; Don Carlos Buell; Ambrose Everett Burnside; Ulric Dahlgren; Jefferson Davis; Grenville M Dodge; James Lowry Donaldson; Seba Smith; Reuben E Fenton; Ulysses S Grant; Walter Quintin Gresham; Schuyler Hamilton; Winfield Scott Hancock; William Silliman Hillyer; J H Ingraham; Andrew Johnson; Joseph E Johnston; Judson Kilpatrick; Abraham Lincoln; James Longstreet; George B McClellan; Irvin McDowell; Marsena Rudolph Patrick; Sterling Price; I F Quinby; George H Sharpe; Charles W Shields; George H Thomas; Earl Van Dorn; Elizabeth L Van Lew; James Clifford Veatch; Lew Wallace; John Henry Hobart Ward; John Stuart Williams; Benjamin Wood; Fernando Wood; Edward Bates; Otto Bismarck, Fürst von; Mathew B Brady; Don Carlos Buell; Ambrose Everett Burnside; Ulric Dahlgren; Jefferson Davis; Grenville M Dodge; James Lowry Donaldson; Reuben E Fenton; Ulysses S Grant; Walter Quintin Gresham; Schuyler Hamilton; Winfield Scott Hancock; William Silliman Hillyer; J H Ingraham; Andrew Johnson; Joseph E Johnston; Judson Kilpatrick; Abraham Lincoln; James Longstreet; George B McClellan; Irvin McDowell; Marsena Rudolph Patrick; Sterling Price; I F Quinby; Charles W Shields; Seba Smith; George H Thomas; Earl Van Dorn; Elizabeth L Van Lew; James Clifford Veatch; Lew Wallace; John Stuart Williams; Benjamin Wood; Fernando Wood
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: William Silliman Hillyer; Orville Elias Babcock; Frank P Blair, Jr.; Jeremiah Tilford Boyle; William A Buckingham; Simon Bolivar Buckner; Benjamin F Butler; Simon Cameron; Alexander Chambers; William Thomas Clark; Henry Coppée; Mary France Grant Cramer; Andrew Gregg Curtin; John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren; Charles A Dana; William Augustus Darling; James William Denver; Robert W Douglas; W McKee Dunn; Alexander B Dyer; David Glasgow Farragut; Henry S Fitch; Andrew H Foote; Hamilton Rowan Gamble; Qunicy Adams Gilmore; Frederick Dent Grant; Ida Marie Honore Grant; Jesse Root Grant; Julia Dent Grant; Ulysses S Grant; Horace Greeley; Cuvier Grover; H W Halleck; William Frederick Havemayer; Catherine Hillyer; James Hillyer; Joseph Hooker; Alvin P Hovey; O O Howard; Stephen Augustus Hurlbut; William Henry Hurlbert; Rufus Ingalls; Andrew Johnson; Ellen Wrenshall Grant Sartoris Jones; John A King; Clark B Lagow; Robert E Lee; George K Leet; John Alexander Logan; John A McClernand; John Baillie McIntosh; George Gordon Meade; Montgomery C Meigs; Madison Mills; James C Moody; Paul Ambrose Oliver; Edward Otho Cresap Ord; Albert Ordway; William Orton; David D Porter; Horace Porter; George Douglas Ramsay; John A Rawlins; John Riggin; Benjamin Stone Roberts; John Cleveland Robinson; Charles Roome; William S Rosecrans; Johane Roseing; William H Seward; Philip Henry Sheridan; William T Sherman; Benjamin Silliam; Thomas Kilby Smith; William Sprague; Edwin M Stanton; Charles H Van Wyck; Lew Wallace; William Thomas Ward; C C Washburn; E B Washburne; J D Webster; William Wells; James Harrison Wilson
OCLC Number: 647821186
Reproduction Notes: Electrostatic copy.
Description: approximately 640 items
Other Titles: William Silliman Hillyer papers
William S. Hillyer papers
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Correspondence, military papers, speeches, photographs, printed material and memorabilia.

Military papers of Hillyer include district provost marshall reports; special and general orders of Grant, Sherman, Hillyer and others, especially one of congratulations on Port Gibson; passes; accounts; oaths of allegiance; and a receipt for Ulric Dahlgren's ring.

Correspondence of Hillyer, his parents, children, and Grant chiefly pertains to the Civil War. There are discussions of the secession riots in St. Louis, and Grant's "Jew Order" of Dec. 17, 1862; a denial of Grant's drunkeness at Ft. Donelson; references to various services by blacks; and descriptions of the battles of Iuka, Holly Springs, Campbell's Station and Chickamauga, and of the Chattanooga campaign.

Of unusual interest are a signed copy of Grant's letter to Simon B. Buckner demanding unconditional surrender at Ft. Donelson; a draft of a letter from Grant to Henry Halleck asking either relief from Command or full restoration to it; a letter of Grant's discussing his plans for the Vicksburg campaign; and a photocopy of Robert E. Lee's April 9, 1865, letter asking for a suspension of hostilities with a forwarding note by E.O.C. Ord mentioning Sheridan.

Other Civil War papers concern a Union Army scout; a claim from a spy near Richmond who supplied information for Hugh Kilpatrick's Rappahannock raid; the military service of John H.H. Ward; the Senate investigation of George K. Leet; Hillyer's connection with Mann's Accoutrement Manufacturing Company; and a reunion of the Army of the Tennessee.

Hillyer family letters include considerable correspondence between Anna Rankin Hillyer and Julia Dent Grant; and correspondence of Hillyer's father from Henderson, Ky., 1825-1833. There are impressions of a Mississippi voyage to New Orleans, 1834; Lafayette College, 1842; a temperance speech by Richard Johnson, 1842; Washington, D.C., 1868-1869, including Grant's inauguration, and visits to Johnson, Grant, and Hancock; and Sewanee and the University of the South, 1873.

Additional items of interest include an 1870 letter from Horace Greeley mentioning Hillyer's Congressional nomination; a lampoon of Lew Wallace; and an account of how New York Daily News reporter Benjamin Wood scooped the news of Andrew Johnson's acquittal.

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