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MAY 2018

Just seven days before Robert E. Lee's surrender atAppomattox Court House, during theThird Battle of Petersburg, General Ambrose Powell Hill was fatally wounded on April 2, 1865.  During to the chaos of those waning days of the Civil War, as the southern army attempted to evade Union forces, and the Confederate government prepared to evacuate the capital, the remains of the fallen Virginian began a restless journey that would last decades. 

With the roads filled with evacuees, and 100 miles to the A.P. Hill’s home county of Culpeper, his family made the decision to hastily burry the General in the Winston family burial site, near the site of the old Bellona Arsenal, south of the James River.  Two years after the end of the war, Hill’s family consented to the wishes of the General’s staff, and agreed to have his body reinterred in Hollywood Cemetery.  Nearly three decades later, the decision was made to disinter the remains of General again, which were reburied under a statue of Hill, at the intersection of Laburnum Avenue and Hermitage Road.

This month we again welcome Edward S. Alexander, park ranger and historian at Pamplin Historical Park & the National Museum of the Civil War soldier in Petersburg, Virginia.  Edward is responsible for managing the park library, developing and delivering battlefield and campaign tours, and constructing interpretive walking trails for the park and Civil War Trust-preserved sites in the county.

A 2009 graduate of the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts in History, Edward has previously worked with Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Edward is the author of the forthcoming Emerging Civil War Series book Dawn of Victory: Breakthrough at Petersburg.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018 6:30 PM

$16.00 for members, $20.00 for guests.

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