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A.P. Hill
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Historical Figure
Nationality: United States (Confederate States from 1861)
Date of Birth: 1825
Date of Death: 1865
Cause of Death: Gunshot (American Civil War)
Occupation: Soldier
Spouse: Kitty ("Dolly") Morgan McClung
Military Branch: United States Army (Mexican War),
Confederate States Army (American Civil War)
Turtledove Appearances:
The Guns of the South
POD: January 17, 1864
Type of Appearance: Direct
Nationality: Confederate States
Military Branch: Army of Northern Virginia (Second American Revolution)
Ambrose Powell Hill II (November 9, 1825 - April 2, 1865) was a Confederate States Army general in the American Civil War.

Born in Virginia, Hill was a career United States Army officer who had fought in the Mexican War and Seminole Wars prior to joining the Confederacy. After the start of the Civil War, he gained early fame as the commander of the "Light Division" in the Seven Days Battles and became one of Stonewall Jackson's ablest subordinates, distinguishing himself in the 1862 battles of Cedar Mountain, Second Bull Run, Antietam, and Fredericksburg.

Following Jackson's death in May 1863 at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Hill was promoted to lieutenant general and commanded the Third Corps of Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, which he led in the Battle of Gettysburg and the fall campaigns of 1863. His command of the corps in 1864–65 was interrupted on multiple occasions by illness, from which he did not return until just before the end of the war. He was killed during the Union Army's offensive at the Third Battle of Petersburg, a week before the ANV surrendered at Appomattox.

Hill is usually referred to as A. P. Hill, to differentiate him from another prominent and unrelated Confederate general, Daniel Harvey Hill.

A.P. Hill in The Guns of the SouthEdit

A.P. Hill was not enamored of slavery, although he took no proactive action against it. He objected to the Rivington Men's harsh treatment of Negroes.[1] However, he gratefully benefited from their contribution to the war effort at the Wilderness.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Guns of the South, p. 103-104.
  2. Ibid., pg. 143.

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