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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1847

Vol. II

(Born Va.)

Ambrose P. Hill

(Ap'd Va.)


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

Military History. — 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, 1847‑48, 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., 1848‑49; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1849‑50; 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., 1852‑53; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1853‑55; 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, 1860‑61.

Resigned, Mar. 1, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States,​a and was

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

Buried, Ambrose Hill Monument, Richmond, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: he is the great Southern general usually referred to as A. P. Hill. The deficiency is made good on several websites, e.g., at Encyclopedia Virginia; and he and the troops he commanded are mentioned very frequently thruout Freeman's R. E. Leeq.v.

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