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Handley Regional Library System is excited to announce a “living history” of General D.H. Hill on September 12th in the Robinson
Auditorium at Handley Library. The program begins at 6:30PM and includes a first-person impression, poem, humor, and articles from retired citizen-soldier and historian, Doug Batson. The event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Friends of Handley Regional Library.
For the 2011-2015 Civil War Sesquicentennial, Batson portrayed General D.H. Hill at over 40 events in four states. General Daniel Harvey Hill was Stonewall Jackson’s brother-in-law and was recognized as sarcastic and sharp-tongued. He was forced out of two Confederate armies.
In the turbulent post-Civil War Reconstruction era, Hill served as editor of a Charlotte-based magazine, The Land We Love. The publication sought to reanimate Southern literary culture and was popular at the North and well as at the South.
For more information on how Handley Regional Library System serves the surrounding communities, visit the library website at www.handleyregional.org or call Barbara Dickinson at the Handley location at 540.662.9041, extension 31.