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Hill, Daniel Harvey to J. Patton Anderson – Jun. 28, 1866 – Charlotte, NC

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Hill, Daniel Harvey to J. Patton Anderson – Jun. 28, 1866 – Charlotte, NC
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North America -- North Carolina -- Charlotte
North America -- United States of America -- Florida
North America -- United States of America -- Tennessee
North America -- United States of America

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Charlotte, NC
June 28th 1866

My dear Genl.,
I am truly grateful to you for your very kind letter & for the interest you expressed
in "The Land We Love." We can't send you an "acre," but we would like to send you a
bushel or more done up in paper parcels and directed to "paid subscribers' at Monticello.
I hope that you will have received your portion of the bushel before you get this letter &
that you will recognize the Confederate fragrance of the soil.
We have some six thousand subscribers, but they are paying so badly as to excite
some apprehension. The country is so miserably impoverished that those who have the
best intentions cannot meet their liabilities.
Genl., I am very desirous to get your unpublished Reports & any authentic facts
of the war which have not been made public. It is important to vindicate the truth of
history and we must not let the Yankee account of this struggle go down to posterity. I
wish to make the magazine the organ of the Army & to embody in it the glorious deeds of
the noblest soldiers the sun ever shone upon. If officers & men will only furnish the
facts, we can present a noble array of noble deeds of daring and devotion to principle.
Genls Johnston, Lee, Beauregard, Longstreet, Buckner, and others have promised me
Reports. The July number will contain a paper from Beauregard & one from Longstreet.
Hampton has promised me a Report at an early day, though he seems to be very busy.
Mrs. Anderson never saw me; else she would not have made the request for a
photograph. None of my acquaintances ask for such a thing. Tell her that I dislike to
refuse a lady, but compliance with her wishes would not add to her engagement. I trust,
therefore, that she will excuse me. Besides, the thing is impracticable. I have always
shunned photograph galleries & I think that this piece of practical wisdom demonstrates
my fitness to conduct a practical magazine.

With sentiments of high regard,
I am your friend,
D.H. Hill


Transcribed by Christopher A. Baker, University of Florida, 2008.




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Charlotte, NC June 28th 1866 My dear Genl., I am truly grateful to you for your very kind letter & for the interest you expressed in The Land We Love. We cant send you an acre, but we would like to send you a bushel or more done up in paper parcels and dire cted to paid subscrib ers at Monticello. I hope that you will have received your porti on of the bushel before you get this letter & that you will recognize the Confed erate fragrance of the soil. We have some six thousand subscribers, but they are paying so badly as to excite some apprehension. The country is so mise rably impoverished that those who have the best intentions cannot meet their liabilities. Genl., I am very desirous to get you r unpublished Reports & any authentic facts of the war which have not been made public. It is important to vi ndicate the truth of history and we must not let the Yankee account of this stru ggle go down to posterity. I wish to make the magazine the organ of the Army & to embody in it the glorious deeds of the noblest soldiers the sun ever shone upon. If officers & men will only furnish the facts, we can present a noble array of noble deeds of daring and devotion to principle. Genls Johnston, Lee, Beauregard, Longstreet, Buckner, and others have promised me Reports. The July number will contain a pape r from Beauregard & one from Longstreet. Hampton has promised me a Report at an ea rly day, though he seems to be very busy. Mrs. Anderson never saw me; else she would not have made the request for a photograph. None of my acquain tances ask for such a thing. Tell her that I dislike to refuse a lady, but compliance with her wishes would not add to her engagement. I trust, therefore, that she will excuse me. Besides, the thing is impracti cable. I have always shunned photograph galleries & I th ink that this piece of prac tical wisdom demonstrates my fitness to conduct a practical magazine. With sentiments of high regard, I am your friend, D.H. Hill Transcribed by Christopher A. Baker, University of Florida, 2008.