Confederate Col. Henry W. Hilliard ALS *Hilliard’s Legion*


General Hilliard Autograph Letter Signed. 1 Page, in ink. Montgomery, Al, June 29th, 1842. Full transcript is listed for you in a scan. Overall fine with intersecting folds, light toning. Some damage along creasing on verso. Nice signature and ideal for framing.


In 1861 he was appointed by Jefferson Davis Confederate commissioner to Tennessee. During the Civil War, he served as a Colonel in the Confederate States Army.

Hilliard’s Legion was organized at Montgomery, Alabama in June, 1862, and consisted of five battalions; one of these, a mounted battalion, was early detached and became part of the Tenth Confederate cavalry. The Legion proceeded to Montgomery nearly 3,000 strong, under the command of Col. H. W. Hilliard, and was placed in McCown’s Brigade. It took part in the siege of Cumberland Gap, and spent the fall and winter in Kentucky and east Tennessee.

Hilliard resigned from the army December 1, 1862 to take care of personal affairs and because he had not been promoted to brigadier general.

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