A.P. Hill Quick Facts

Name Meaning

Ambrose is of Greek origin
meaning “immortal”

Vital Stats

Birthday:  November 9th, 1825
Birth Name:  Ambrose Powell Hill, Jr.
Birthplace: Culpeper, VA
Date of Death: April 2nd, 1865
Cause: Killed in action
Place of Death: Petersburg, VA
Height: About 5’8″
Nationality: American
Ancestry: English
Occupation before Civil War:
Officer in U.S. Army
Occupation during Civil War:
General in Confederate Army

Major Battles:

Peninsula Campaign, Cedar Mountain,
2nd Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg,
Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness,
Cold Harbor, Siege of Petersburg

Relatives

Father:  Thomas Hill
(October 3rd, 1789-January 6, 1857)
Mother: Frances Hill, also called
Fannie Hill (d. 1853)
Brother: John Henry
Brother: Edwin Baptist
Brother: Thomas Theophilius
Sister: Evelyn
Sister: Ann Powell (d. 1872)
Sister: Margret Ann
Sister: Lucy

Romance

Engaged to Mary Ellen Marcy, who later
married future Union general, George McClellan
Married: Kitty Morgan McClung July 18, 1859
(July 25th, 1834-March 20, 1920)

Children

Daughter: Henrietta (1860-1862)
Daughter: Frances Russell (Aug.1,1861-Jul.19,1917)
Daughter: Lucy Lee (Oct. 1863-Nov.1931)
Daughter: Ann Powell (June 6, 1865-April 3, 1868)

Resources

General A.P. Hill: The Story of a Confederate Warrior
by James I.  Robertson
Generals in Gray: Lives of the Confederate Commanders
by Ezra J. Warner

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