Culpeper in Culpeper County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
A.P. Hill's Boyhood Home
Hill entered the Confederate Army as a colonel but in May 1862, at age 36, he became the army's youngest Major General. His hard fighting "Light Division" won distinction during the Seven Days Battle. On August 9, 1862, at the Battle of Cedar Mountain in Culpeper, Hill rapidly moved his men forward to re-form "Stonewall" Jackson's crumbling line. Hill's troops then led the charge that clinched a Confederate victory. Again at Sharpsburg, Hill rushed his men from Harper's Ferry to the raging battle along Antietam Creek and saved the Army of Northern Virginia from certain disaster. Thus the slogan "Up came Hill" spread through the South.
Following Chancellorsville, Hill was given command of the newly created Third Corps. A.P. Hill was killed on April 2, 1865, as Petersburg fell. Robert E. Lee lamented the death of his esteemed general saying, with tear-filled eyes, "He is now at rest, and we who are left are the ones to suffer."
On the building's second floor, there is
Erected by Town of Culpeper.
Location. 38° 28.406′ N, 77° 59.776′ W. Marker is in Culpeper, Virginia, in Culpeper County. Marker is at the intersection of West Davis Street and North Main Street (Business U.S. 15 / 29), on the right when traveling west on West Davis Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Culpeper VA 22701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Gallant” Pelham’s Last Days (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eppa Rixey Boyhood Home (about 500 feet away); William "Extra Billy" Smith (about 500 feet away); Historic Antioch Baptist Church (about 600 feet away); A Tribute to Black Americans – Early 1900’s (approx. 0.2 miles away); Culpeper Court House (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Culpeper Court House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mountain Run Watershed (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Culpeper.
More about this marker. The marker has a portrait of General Hill in the upper center. In the lower right This photograph was taken in the late summer, 1862, when
Also see . . .
1. A.P. Hill's Boyhood Home. Short article on the house. (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. A.P. Hill's Boyhood Home. National Register documentation for the building. (Submitted on October 19, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,275 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.