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William Ezekiel HillRoster ID 802
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1862|
|Biography & Genealogy:||William Ezekiel Hill, Class of 1862: Genealogy: Born- May 27, 1837 in Roanoke Co. Va. Father- Clifton Garland Hill of Craig Co. Va.; Mother- Mary Rowland of Hollins, Va. No information on grandparents Married- Jennie Kyle Pitzer of Covington, Va. on Oct. 28, 1869 Children- 1- Delia Hill McCullock, who married Mr. McCullock of Point Pleasant, W.Va; 2- Mary Hill MacRae, who married Dr. John Donald MacRae of Tampa, Fla.\ 3- Daisy Hill Zimmerman, who married Cornell Zimmerman of Clinton, KY 4- Katherine Bernard Hill; 5- Harriet Campbell Hill VMI Record: Entered VMI- Aug. 2, 1859 as a 3rd Classman (Sophomore); Graduated Dec. 6, 1861, though officially part of the class of 1862; stood 2nd in his class. Civil War Service: Served as a Drill Master for the VMI Corps in Richmond 1861; Appointed 2nd Lieut. in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States July 16, 1861; Assigned as Adjutant for the 19th Ala. Infantry; Acting Adjutant for the 2nd Ala. Brigade in the fall of 1861; Assigned to Co. F of the 19th Ala. at an unknown date; Wounded in his left side and captured at Shiloh Apr. 6, 1862. Paroled July 9, 1862; Exchanged in the fall of 1862; Assigned to the staff of Brig. Gen. (later Maj. Gen.) J. Wheeler as acting Major in the summer of 1863 and commanded temporary "Elite Battalion" in Wheeler's Cavalry; Promoted to Captain of the Provisional Army of the Confederate States Aug. 9, 1863; Assigned as instructor of Cavalry; Ordered to South West Va. Jan. 1864; Assigned as Drill Master on staff of Col. (later Brig. Gen.) W. L. Jackson in Feb. 1864; Acting brigade inspector Sept. 1864 Careers- Presbyterian Cleryman in Ms. Died- Dec. 21, 1900, still suffering from the effects of the wounds he received at Shiloh.|