Hilary Abner Herbert Papers
Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina Library
Additional information at https://finding-aids.lib.unc.edu/02481/ and http://www.worldcat.org/title/hilary-abner-herbert-papers-in-the-southern-historical-collection-of-the-university-of-north-carolina-library/oclc/670053085
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.
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