In Virginia, Confederate General A.P. Hill is killed riding in front of the Confederate lines at Petersburg

A career soldier, Lieutenant-General Ambrose Powell Hill was one of the most successful corps commanders of the war and played a large part in the success of the Army of Northern Virginia throughout.  He had been seriously handicapped with ill-health, however, complicated by a sexually transmitted disease contracted while a cadet at West Point. He was killed by the rifle fire of a Pennsylvania infantry corporal named John W. Mauck during the last stages of the battle for Petersburg.  He was buried in Richmond. He was thirty-nine years old. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation
James I. Robertson, Jr, General A.P. Hill: The Story of a Confederate Warrior (New York: Vintage Books, 1987), 309-318.
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America (Philadelphia, PA: A. Winch, 1867), 101.
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Type
Battles/Soldiers
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