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Richmond in Henrico County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

A. P. Hill

 
 
A. P. Hill Marker (Front) Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
1. A. P. Hill Marker (Front)
Inscription.
Front of Monument:
Born in Culpepper Co.
November 9th 1825
Killed before Petersburg
April 2nd 1865.

Back of Monument :
His remains
were interred here
June 24, 1891.

 
Erected 1892.
 
Location. 37° 35.05′ N, 77° 27.752′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker is at the intersection of Laburnum Avenue and Hermitage Road, in the median on Laburnum Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23227, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Richmond Defences (approx. 0.7 miles away); Appointed to Serve (approx. ĺ mile away); a different marker also named Richmond Defences (approx. 0.8 miles away); Intermediate Defenses (approx. 0.8 miles away but has been reported missing); Joseph Bryan Park (approx. one mile away); Spring Park (approx. one mile away); Gabrielís Rebellion (approx. one mile away); Young's Spring (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Regarding A. P. Hill. Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell Hill lies buried beneath this monument is Richmond. This is the third place that Hill
Back of A. P. Hill Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
2. Back of A. P. Hill Marker
was laid to rest. On April 4, 1865, after being unable to bury the General in Richmond due to the Union occupation, the family had him interred in the Winston family cemetery in the Coalfield area of Chesterfield County. In the fall of 1867, some friends of Hill's had the General's remains relocated to Lot N-35 of Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond. In 1891, the Hill Monument Association moved Hill's remains once again to their present location at the intersection of Laburnum Avenue and Hermitage Road beneath the monument.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ambrose Powell Hill. Civil War Biography webpage. (Submitted on June 9, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Biography of A.P. Hill. And Then A.P. Hill Came Up - An article on the life and career of General Ambrose Powell Hill by Jennifer Goellnitz. (Submitted on June 9, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Commemoration of the Death of A.P. Hill. The Pickett Society website. (Submitted on June 9, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNotable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
A. P. Hill Monument in Richmond Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
3. A. P. Hill Monument in Richmond
This monument marks the third and final resting place of Gen. A.P. Hill.
Closeup of A. P. Hill Statue Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
4. Closeup of A. P. Hill Statue
A. P. Hill Death Site Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2007
5. A. P. Hill Death Site
This Monument, located just west of Petersburg, marks the spot where Gen. A. P. Hill was killed on April 2, 1865.
Gen. A.P. Hill Monument, Richmond, Va. Photo, Click for full size
By Southern Bargain House, Richmond, Va.
6. Gen. A.P. Hill Monument, Richmond, Va.
On the Hermitage road, three miles north of the City. Unveiled May 30th, 1891. General Hill was the last Confederate General killed in battle, being mortally wounded in front of Petersburg, Va., April 2, 1865. In commemoration of his heroic character and signal services to the 'Lost Cause,' this pedestal and portrait-statue was erected by his admirers and comrades-in-arms. VCU Libraries Digital Collections - Rarely Seen Richmond
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 4,009 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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