Ambrose Powell Hill (1825-1865), better known as A.P. Hill, was a U.S. Army officer who served as a Confederate general during the Civil War (1861-65). Hill entered the Civil War in March 1861 as a colonel and experienced a meteoric rise to the rank of major general in the spring of 1862. As commander of a fast-moving unit called the Light Division, Hill served at the Battles of Cedar Mountain, Second Bull Run (Second Manassas), Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. During this time he established himself alongside officers like James Longstreet and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson as one of General Robert E. Lee’s most trusted subordinates. Hill was promoted to corps command in May 1863, but his involvement in the later stages of the war was marked by an uneven combat record and poor health. Hill was mortally wounded by Union troops outside of Petersburg in April 1865. He died at the age of 39.