Person:Ambrose Hill (1)

Lt General Ambrose Powell Hill
d.2 APR 1865 Petersburg, VA
Facts and Events
Name Lt General Ambrose Powell Hill
Alt Name Little Powell
Gender Male
Birth? 9 NOV 1825 Culpeper County, Virginia
Marriage MAY 1859 to Catherine "Kitty" "Dolly" Grosh Morgan
Death? 2 APR 1865 Petersburg, VACause: from field wounds by Union solidiers
Burial? 2 APR 1865 Petersburg, VA, on the battlefield.
Other[1] Military
Reference Number? Q358391?

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Ambrose Powell Hill, Jr. (November 9, 1825 – April 2, 1865), was a career U.S. Army officer in the Mexican–American War and Seminole Wars and a Confederate general in the American 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 Gettysburg Campaign 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, when he was killed during the Union Army offensive at the Third Battle of Petersburg.

Hill is usually referred to as A. P. Hill, to differentiate him from another prominent (unrelated) Confederate general, D. H. Hill.

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  1. Served in the Civil War in Virginia.
    Hill was promoted to Lt General on May 24, 1863 by Geberal Robert E. Lee.
    He was killed by Union forces on 4-2-1865 in Pertersburg, VA and was hurredly buried on the field. His Company had performed a raid on the Union soldiers to reteive his body for burial.