Ambrose Powell Hill fought under Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain, Second Bull Run, Antietam, and Fredericksburg. After Jackson’s death in 1863, he was promoted to lieutenant general. He is referred to as A.P. Hill to differentiate him from D.H. Hill, another Confederate general. On the third day of Gettysburg, two-thirds of the men in George Pickett’s Charge were from Hill’s corps. Of the three infantry corps of the Army of Northern Virginia, A.P. Hill’s corps had the most casualties at Gettysburg. Hill was ill during much of the war, and several times he had to be relieved of duty to recover. In 1865, at the Third Battle of Petersburg, Hill was shot on the front lines and killed.
This Ambrose Powell Hill mug is part of our Civil War series profiling participants in the War Between the States. Thousands of Confederate and Union soldiers fought in battles such as Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Cold Harbor and Petersburg. We honor their sacrifices by telling their stories.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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