Hill, Ambrose Powell

Life Span
to
Full name
Ambrose Powell Hill
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
4
Family
Thomas Hill (father), Fannie Russell Baptist (mother), Kitty Morgan McClung (wife, 1859)
Education
West Point (US Military Academy)
Occupation
Military
Military
US military (Pre-Civil War)
Confederate Army

A.P. Hill (American National Biography)

Scholarship
Strongly attached to his native state and convinced that civil war was inevitable, Hill resigned from the army on 1 March 1861 to await Virginia's call. It soon came with the colonelcy of the Thirteenth Virginia Infantry Regiment. From the moment he entered Confederate service, "Little Powell" was a familiar figure. He stood five feet, nine inches tall but weighed only 145 pounds. His chestnut hair was wavy and worn long. Catching immediate attention were his hazel eyes, which stared intently and assumed a steely glint in anger or in battle. Hill disdained uniforms and ornaments. He customarily wore calico shirts made by his wife; one, bright red in color, was his favorite battle attire. Trousers stuffed into boots, a shapeless, black hat, sword, revolver, and field glasses completed his dress. Hill regularly smoked a pipe.
James I. Robertson, "Hill, A. P.," American National Biography Online, February 2000, http://www.anb.org/articles/04/04-00497.html.
Chicago Style Entry Link
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Brown, Kent Masterson and Edgar G. Archer. "The Military Career of General Ambrose Powell Hill, Part I: ‘Order A. P. Hill to Prepare for Action . . .’." Lincoln Herald 81, no. 2 (1979): 78-87. view record
How to Cite This Page: "Hill, Ambrose Powell," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/5893.