Ambrose Powell Hill, 1825-1865


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Ambrose Powell Hill, 1825-1865

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A Bust portrait photograph of Confederate Major General
Ambrose Powell Hill in uniform

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Bust portrait photograph of General in uniform

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Major General Ambrose Powell Hill
(1825 - 1865)
Home State: Virginia
Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1847
Command Billet: Commanding Division
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: A. P. Hill's Light Division
On the Campaign-Commanded A. P. Hill's Light Division in Jackson's Command. He brought his unit up from the capture of Harper's Ferry beginning very early on Sept 17. His advance units and artillery arrived on the Southern portion of the battlefield on the Harpers Ferry Road at about 4pm. At Lee's direction, General Hill immediately launched them at the left flank of the Federal IX Corps then approaching the edge of Sharpsburg, and with other units, drove the Federal force back to the heights above the Lower Bridge to end the Battle. For details about his activities you might also like to see his Official Report about the campaign.

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