Monday, January 18, 2016

Seth C Hill.

Seth C Hill.

Birth: May 1, 1840.
Death: Dec. 1, 1927.

Parents; Warren & Sophia Hulburt Hill.

Wife: Lizzie M. Kendall Hill.

Married 1889.

Children: Bell M., Delmer J. Hill.

Burial: Lamoille View Cemetery, Johnson, Lamoille County, Vermont.

Vermont Eight Infantry Co. A., Regimental History.

Page 216, Hill then turned to assist a wounded companion who had fallen at his side, when an excited enemy made a lunge at him, his bayonet gliding between the body and arm. He sprang quickly away, and by an adroit movement knocked the rebel down with clubbed musket, and continued fighting until surrounded and forced into the enemy's ranks, but refused to surrender, when a side shot tore away his belt, cartridge box, and the flesh to his backbone, which crippled him to the ground ; but when Gordon's divisions swept the spot, some of the rebels wearing blue coats supposed to be taken from Crook's men, Hill rose and joined them in the charge, shouting with the rebels, and actually firing harmless shots at his own regiment. Hill was once challenged by a rebel officer, to whom he answered that he belonged to the Fourth Georgia.

the next stand made by the brigade on the pike, Hill rushed into the Union line, although exposed to the fire of his friends as well as his foes, and continued fighting till he sank to the ground from loss of blood, fell into the enemy's hands, and was again rescued at night.

Seth C. Hill, Private, Promoted Sergeant December 14, 1863:Promoted First Sergeant  February, 25, 1865.

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