Tag Archives: Death of A.P. Hill

From the ECW YouTube Page: A Tour of Pamplin Park

Earlier this summer, I had the chance to spend the day with my friend Tim Talbott at Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier in Petersburg, Virginia. Tim is the director of education and interpretation … Continue reading

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Another Courier’s Perspective: William Henry Jenkins and the Death of A.P. Hill

Earlier this week I shared some new information discovered about William Bennett Kirkpatrick, a previously unidentified courier who relayed A.P. Hill’s last message to his Third Corps headquarters on April 2, 1865. Within the hour, Corporal John Watson Mauk shot … Continue reading

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Identifying “Courier Kirkpatrick” on A.P. Hill’s Last Ride

Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell Hill was killed in the aftermath of the successful Union attack near Petersburg on the morning of April 2, 1865. Sergeant George Washington Tucker, Jr., the general’s chief of couriers, was the only Confederate present at … Continue reading

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