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Forgotten 1812 AA Soldier Rec's Honor
Forgotten 1812 Portland soldier receives military honors
PORTLAND — The “Taps” was finally performed for Richard Hill Saturday.
Hill is believed to have witnessed the British attack on Fort McHenry Sept. 14, 1814, the battle that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner.”
Hill and his gravesite were forgotten following his death in 1861 at the hands of his son who murdered him outside their home on Munjoy Hill.