Herbert, Hilary A. (b. 1834)
Hilary A. Herbert, of Montgomery, Was born at Laurensville, South Carolina, March 12, 1834; removed to Greenville, Butler County, Alabama, in 1846; attended the University of Alabama in i853-'54and the University of Virginia in 1855—'56; studied law, and was admitted to the bar; entered the Confederate service as Captain; was promoted to the Colonelcy of the Eighth Alabama Volunteers; was disabled at the battle of the Wilderness, May 6, 1864; continued the practice of law at Greenville, Alabama, until 1872, when he removed to Montgomery, where he has since practised; was elected to the Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, Forty-seventh, and Forty-eighth Congresses, and was re-elected to the Forty-ninth Congress as a Democrat, receiving 11,331 votes against 8,991 votes for Whitehead, Republican.
1. U. S. Congressional Directory, Washington, D. C., 1886, page 6.
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