Hot Headed Rebel Major Herbert (8th Alabama), Rescued by a Yankee Private

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Hilary Abner Herbert was born on his father's plantation in South Carolina in 1834, and raised in Greenville, Alabama. He practiced law until the beginning of the war. Early in 1861,he was commissioned captain of the Greenville Guards, later rose to be Colonel of the 8th Alabama Infantry. After the war he returned to his law practice, later entering politics; was congressman for many years, and Secretary of the Navy in Grover Cleveland's second administration. He died in Florida in 1919. The incident in this article refers to a time just after the Battle of Seven Pines/Fair Oaks, June, 1862.
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[New Orleans Times-Picayune, May 23, 1894]​
Col. Herbert's CSR, and Macon Telegraph obituary are attached.
 

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