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Lieut. Gen. A. P. Hill





Born: November 9, 1825

Culpeper, Virginia

Died: April 2, 1865

Petersburg, Virginia

Third Battle of Petersburg

1847: West Point Graduate

1847: Brevet Second Lieutenant

Sept 1851: 1st Lieutenant

March 1, 1861: Resigned Commission

April 1861: Colonel (CSA)

Feb 26, 1862: Brigadier General (CSA)

May 26, 1862: Major General (CSA)

May 24, 1863: Lieutenant General (CSA)

Portrait of Hill by William Ludwell Sheppard, 1898

1847: West Point Graduate 15th out of 38

1847: Brevet Second Lieutenant - 1st U. S. Artillery

September 1851: Promoted to First Lieutenant

1855-1860: United States Coastal Survey

March 1, 1861: Resigned U.S.A. Commission

After Virginia seceded, Appointed Colonel of 13th Virginia Infantry

July 21, 1861: Battle of Bull Run - did not participate, but was in the area

February 26, 1862: Promoted to Brigadier General and command of brigade in Confederate Army of the Potomac

1862: Peninsula Campaign

May 4-5, 1862: Battle of Williamsburg

May 26, 1862: Promoted to Maj. General and a division command

June 25 - July 1, 1862: Seven Days Battles

June 26, 1862: Battle of Mechanicsville

June 27, 1862: Battle of Gaines Mill

June 30, 1862: Battle of White Oak Swamp

Had arguments with both Gen. Longstreet and his commander, Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson, and found himself under arrest frequently

August 9, 1862: Battle of Cedar Mountain

August 29-30, 1862: Second Battle of Bull Run

September 17, 1862: Battle of Antietam - During the battle, was processing prisoners at Harper's Ferry. With an urgent call from Gen. Lee, marched his troops to counterattack a strong movement from Gen. Burnside. Hill's arrival neutralized the threat and brought an end to the battle.

December 13, 1862: Battle of Fredericksburg

May 1-4, 1863: Battle of Chancellorsville - After the wounding of Gen. Jackson, Hill assumed command of the II Corps, but was wounded in the legs. Requested Gen. J.E.B. Stuart assume command.

May 24, 1863: Promoted to Lieutenant General

July 1-3, 1863: Battle of Gettysburg

July 1, 1863: A division led by Maj. Gen. Henry Heth was the first to engage the Union troops

July 2, 1863: Division led by Gen. Richard H. Anderson fought unsuccessfully against Cemetery Ridge

July 3, 1863: Two Thirds of the the men in Pickett's Charge were from Hill's Corps. Hill's troops suffered the most casualties at Gettysburg.

October 14, 1863: Battle of Bristol Station

November 26-December 1, 1863: Mine Run Campaign

May 4-June 24, 1864: Overland Campaign

May 5-7, 1864: Battle of the Wilderness

May 8-21, 1864: Incapacitated during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

May 23-26, 1864: Battle of North Anna

May 31-June 12, 1864: Battle of Cold Harbor

June 15, 1864-April 2, 1865: Siege of Petersburg

June 21-23, 1864: Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road

July 30, 1864: Battle of Globe Tavern

August 25, 1864: Battle of Second Reams Station

September 30-October 2, 1862: Battle of Peebles Farm

April 2, 1865: Killed during the Third Battle of Petersburg - Did not want to live to see the loss of the Confederacy

According to his will, he was buried stand up

A. P. Hill. 20 Feb. 2020. web. 8 April, 2020.

Boatner, Mark. M. III. The Civil War Dictionary. New York: David McKay, 1967. p 400

Warner, Ezra J. Generals in Gray Lives of the Confederate Commanders. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State, 1992. p 134-135

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