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Riley H. (Mack) Hill
GGrandfather Riley H.
(Mack) HILL, along with his brother, Eli Hill, Jr.,
joined the 62nd Tn. Inf. Co. I (CSA) in Newport, Cocke Co., TN. A very
helpful person sent me the following information from the book Cocke
Confederates - Service Records of nearly 800 Southern
Soldiers Recruited from Cocke County, Tennessee,
1861-1865, compiled by
Darby O'Neil Taylor and William D. Taylor.
by Ivalon Hill Fox
Riley (also "Royal") H., Private, Co. "I", 62nd Tennessee
(later Mounted Infantry). 19 years old.
Enlisted in the Co. at Newport,
Sep. 10, '62, by Capt. William R. Smith, and into the Regt. at
Sweetwater, Tenn., by Col. John Rowan, Nov. 11, '62, for 3 yrs. or
1 - 31, '63 muster ("Mint Springs, near Vicksburg, Miss."):
Present; Jan./Feb. '63 muster ("Camp
near Vicksburg, Miss."):
Present; Mar./Apr. '63 muster ("near
Present. On the Roll of POWs
paroled with the surrender of
garrison, Vicksburg, Miss., Jul. 4, '63. Vicksburg parole
document in file, signed by mark on Jul. 8, '63.
Also, on a Roll of Deserters from the
Rebel Army, July 14, '64,
"discharged Jul. 14, '64, and sent North of the Ohio R."
Oath signed by mark at Knoxville, Jul.
1, '64, stating he was "captured
in Cocke Co. "
Florid complexion, dark hair and gray
eyes. 6'2" tall.
Another Oath, signed supposedly on the
same day, states he is
[unreadable] complected, dark hair, blue eyes, and 5'11".
Notation: "Rec'd pass to Jeffersonville,
Ind., Jul. 1, '64." Nothing
further in this file.
Record Highlight: Turned
himself in at Knoxville a year after
being paroled at
Vicksburg. May or may not have been required to spend the
rest of the War residing in Jeffersonville, Ind.
My Riley H Hill applied for a pension:
NAME: Hill, Riley H.
PENSION #: S7725
UNIT: 62nd Inf.
His claim was rejected Dec. 5,
1905. The Pension Review Board
said they couldn't find any records of him. I went
through the Confederate Parole Records and found a Royal Hilo in 62 TN
Inf. Co. I. As Riley was apparently illiterate - he
marked X on his pension application - he would have had no way of
knowing if his name was entered wrong on the roster. I have
been unable to find a Hilo family in Cocke Co. on any records, and I
feel quite certain that Royal Hilo is my Riley Hill.
On his pension application he stated he
was born 24 May, 1844 in "Cox"
Co., Tn. near Newport.
(Note: all other records I
have found stated 1843?).
If his pension had been approved, it
would have been of little benefit
to him, as he passed away 22 May, 1906 in McNairy Co. TN.
Hill, Jr. is listed on CSA 62nd TN INF
Co. I roster.
don't know if Eli was killed or died during the war, or what happened
his wife, but by the 1870 census his children were
living with grandparents. George W. Hill was
age 78, in Cocke Co. Daniel was living
Sevier Co. with Eli
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