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Near Petersburg in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Where Hill Fell

 
 
A,P. Hill Death marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2007
1. A,P. Hill Death marker
Inscription. In the field a short distance north of this road, the confederate General A.P. Hill was killed, April 2, 1865. Hill, not knowing that Lee's lines had been broken, rode into a party of Union soldiers advancing on Petersburg.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number S 49.)
 
Location. 37° 11.348′ N, 77° 28.601′ W. Marker is near Petersburg, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker is on Boydton Plank Road (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A.P. Hill Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier (approx. 0.2 miles away); A.P. Hill Death Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Breakthrough (approx. half a mile away); The Confederate Counterattack (approx. half a mile away); Pamplin Historical Park (approx. half a mile away); “Our Line of Battle was so Thin” (approx. half a mile away); 1st Lieutenant Evander McNair Robeson (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Spot where AP Hill was killed image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2007
2. Spot where AP Hill was killed
This monument is located in the woods, just north of the marker.
AP Hill's actual death site. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2007
3. AP Hill's actual death site.
A.P. Hill's grave in Richmond image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
4. A.P. Hill's grave in Richmond
Detail of AP Hill's grave marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
5. Detail of AP Hill's grave marker
The grave of General A. P. Hill notes that he was killed before Petersburg, April 2, 1865.
Aerial view of roadside historical marker and nearby granite death spot memorial locations image. Click for full size.
By Google Maps, March 20, 2008
6. Aerial view of roadside historical marker and nearby granite death spot memorial locations
The granite marker commemorating the actual spot of Hill's death is located about 1/3 mile away from the highway sign, in a forested area just off the road in the nearby housing development. Use these coordinates ( N 37 11.553 W 077 28.847 ) and look for the Civil War Preservation Trust signs affixed to the trees as a clue you are getting close.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,000 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on , by Harold Colson of San Diego, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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