Hugh Legare Hill, son of Hon. Joshua Hill, of Madison, GA

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https://www.findagrave.com/memori…/62418545/hugh-legare-hill
..the Sixty-third was neatly nearly surrounded by the enemy. The regiment was skillfully extracted from its perilous position by Lieutenant Colonel Black and the acting adjutant, Lieut. George W. McLaughlin, of Company A (the Oglethorpe's of Augusta) and marched in order to the position assigned it in the line of battle. Among the killed was Legate Hill, son of Hon. Joshua Hill, of Madison, GA. Two of his comrades took up the lifeless body, conveyed it to a little abandoned cottage, pinned his name upon his jacket and left him there. Although this was done in full view of the Federal skirmishers, not a shot was fired at the two men until they rejoined their comrades. The Federals coming up, took the body of young Hill, buried it, and marked the grave by a headboard on which they cut the name which they found pinned to his jacket.
Copied from Confederate Military History - GEORGIA Volume VI page 308.

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Thanks for sharing this story @Stiles/Akin
Another "Act of Kindness" - the holding of gunfire by the enemy troops until Hill's comrades completed their task and the subsequent burial of the body - performed relatively late in the war.
 
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