National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Hilary Abner Herbert Papers

refer to caption


Hilary A. Herbert, courtesy Harvard Art Museum


(Microfilm Edition)

Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina Library

Additional information at and

Hilary Abner Herbert (1834 –1919) was a lawyer, a soldier, and a statesman. He entered the Confederate service as captain of the Greenville Guards; promoted to the rank of colonel of the Eighth Regiment, Alabama Infantry. He was elected as a Democrat Congress and served from 1877 to 1893.  Was Secretary of the Navy 1893-1897 under President Grover Cleveland. His personal papers discuss the navy, military, and diplomatic problems; internal strife in the political parties; the Reconstruction period; and the problems of former slaves. This collection includes correspondence, writings, speeches, and scrapbooks.

2 reels, 13-page guide

Previous Record   |    Next Record   |    Return to Index