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Title Gen. Ambrose P. Hill
Catalog Number UNNUMBERED-511
Creator Kurz & Allison
Maker Kurz & Allison
Date ca.1870
Material(s) Paper;
Dimensions H-24.25 W-20 inches
Description This is a lithograph of Ambrose Powell Hill. It shows himm looking to the viewer's right. He has long hair and full beard. He is in uniform. There are two stars on his collar and six buttons are showing on his jacket.
Notes Hill, Ambrose Powell, 1825-1865, Confederate general in the American Civil War, b. Culpeper, Va. He served briefly in the Mexican War and had a varied army career until he resigned in Mar., 1861, to support the Confederacy. After fighting at Williamsburg in the Peninsular campaign, Hill became (May, 1862) the youngest major general in the Army of Northern Virginia. His division was heavily engaged in the Seven Days battles. He fought under Stonewall Jackson from July, 1862, until Jackson's death. Hill's division, noted for its fast marching, saved the day for Stonewall at Cedar Mt., just before the second battle of Bull Run (Aug., 1862), and its opportune return from Harpers Ferry enabled it to repulse Gen. Ambrose Burnside's attack in the Antietam campaign. When Jackson was mortally wounded in the battle of Chancellorsville, he turned his command over to Hill, but Hill himself was soon wounded, and Jeb Stuart took over. In the reorganization of the Army of Northern Virginia after Jackson's death, Hill was given command of the new 3d Corps. He was thereupon promoted to lieutenant general (May, 1863). His corps brought on the fighting in the Gettysburg campaign, and Hill directed the battle on July 1, 1863. He was at the head of his corps through most of the Wilderness campaign (1864) and in the defense of Petersburg (1864-65). In the assault that finally broke the Confederate lines at Petersburg (Apr. 2, 1865), Hill, with characteristic impulsiveness, went out to rally his troops and was killed.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Kurz & Allison
Hill, Ambrose
Hill, Ambrose P.
Subjects Generals
Military officers
Civil wars
Search Terms Civil War
American Civil War
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS