Year in Review 2020: #7

A recent photo of the A.P. Hill Monument.(Courtesy of Edward S. Alexander)

Our countdown of ECW’s Top Ten Most-Read posts from 2020 has been heavy so far on pieces from our esteemed editor-in-chief, Chris Mackowski, but our next entry highlights the work of another of our great Polish contributors!

In June 2020, as Richmond’s Monument Avenue became the epicenter of monument frenzy, ECW historian Frank Jastrzembski raised an important question about another of the Confederacy’s most prominent generals who did not have a statue on the avenue.

A.P. Hill’s statue, located elsewhere in Richmond, was more than just a monument, though. It also served as his tomb—which raised an entirely different set of questions beyond just those asked about other monuments. Frank’s initial post on that topic appears elsewhere in our countdown. However, as the story developed, Frank did a follow-up, and that appears at #7 on our list.

#7: The Saga of Lt. General A.P. Hill’s Remains Continues posted by Frank Jastrzembski on July 18, 2020:

A few weeks back, I forwarded my ECW blog post on Lt. General A.P. Hill’s remains to several of Richmond’s leading officials involved in the removal of the city’s Confederate monuments…. I hoped that I could provide a little guidance when it comes to the unique case involving the A.P. Hill Monument.

I didn’t receive a reply from any of them.

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