A P Hill

Southern Lore has it that both Jackson and Lee called on Hill on their death bed with Lee saying

“Tell Hill he must come up”.

Ambrose Powell Hill: Born Nov. 9, 1825, Culpeper, VA.

Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1842, to July 1, 1847, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1847.

Served: in the War with Mexico, 1847 – 1848, being engaged in the Combat (Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, Aug. 26, 1847) of “Huamantla”, Oct. 9, 1847, – and Action of “Atlixco”, Oct. 12, 1847; in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., 1848 – 1849; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1849 – 1850; in garrison at Key West, Fla., 1850, 1851; on frontier duty at Camp Ricketts (Edinburg), Tex., 1852; in (First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Sep. 4, 1851)
garrison at Barrancas Barracks, Fla., 1852 – 1853; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1853 – 1855; in the Office of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, Washington, D. C., Nov. 23, 1855, to Oct. 26, 1860; and on leave of absence, 1860 – 1861.
Resigned, Mar. 1, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861 – 1866 against the United States,a and was

Killed, Apr. 2, 1865, near Petersburg, Va.: Aged 40.

Buried, Ambrose Hill Monument, Richmond, VA.

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