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File 3: Civil War - Captain W.T. Hill


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The materials in this collection are composed of two boxes.

Box 1 is composed of Charles Lee Hill's scrapbook and photographs of the musical group "The Houstonians."

Box 2 is composed of biographical materials and photographs about Charles Lee Hill's life and music career. As well as biographical materials about his grandfather W.T. Hill's life and time spent in the American Civil War as a Confederate officer.


  • Majority of material found within 1948 - 1950
  • 1983 - 1984
  • 1986
  • 1861 - 1865

Biographical / Historical

Captain William Traylor Hill or W.T. Hill, was the grandfather of Charles Lee Hill and the father of Charles Samuel Hill, Charles Lee's father.

Captain W.T. Hill was born in Selma, Alabama, on August 16, 1837. He married Maria Louisa Edmunds on December 12, 1866. He died in Maynard, Texas on July 31, 1917, and is buried at Wavery Cemetery.

Captain W.T. Hill was an officer for the Confederate Army of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. He served in Company D of the 5th Regiment's Texas Infantry, also known as Hood's Texas Brigade. Earlier in the war, he was a First Lieutenant.


From the Collection: 2 boxes (One flat archival box and one vertical archival box.)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


File 3 is arranged by content, then date, and provides Confederate materials from the American Civil War about Captain W.T. Hill, Charles Lee Hill's grandfather (photocopies of originals from the Library of Congress, 1993).

Existence and Location of Originals

The materials within this file are photocopies of originals from the Library of Congress. The photocopies were taken in 1993.

Repository Details

Part of the Thomason Special Collections & SHSU University Archives Repository

1830 Bobby K. Marks Drive
Huntsville TX 77341 US