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HETH, William (heath), soldier, born in Virginia in 1735; died in Richmond, Virginia, 15 April, 1808. He was an officer in General Richard Montgomery's regiment during the French war, and was wounded at the battle of Quebec. At the beginning of the Revolution he joined the Continental army; in 1777 was commissioned lieutenant-colonel of the 8d Virginia regiment, and was in command till the end of the war, serving with General Benjamin Lincoln at the siege of Charleston. After the war he received a lucrative government office under General Washington.--His grandson, Henry, soldier, born in Virginia in 1825, was graduated at the United States military academy in 1847, and, entering the 6th infantry, became 1st lieutenant in 1853, adjutant in 1854, and captain in 1855. In 1861 he resigned, and entered the Confederate army as brigadier-general. In May, 1868, he was commissioned ma-jor-general. He commanded a division of General Ambrose P. Hill's corps in Virginia, and was engaged at the battle of Gettysburg and in the campaigns of 186425. Since the war he has been engaged in business in South Carolina.
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