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Civil War General Ambrose P. Hill Autograph Endorsement

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Civil War General Ambrose P. Hill Autograph Endorsement
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Civil War General Ambrose P. Hill Autograph Endorsement Signed

HILL, AMBROSE.  Autograph Endorsement Signed, "A P Hill" / Col. 4th Inf", 1 p. bifolium, n.d., n.p., 6.25" x 7.75".  Flattened folds, some ink transference, else near Fine.

The original letter, May 22, 1861, Harpers Ferry, to Virginia Governor John Letcher, is a recommendation of appointment for Reverend August, "his high reputation as a Christian minister induces me to believe that his appointment to this Post will be highly judicious..."  Endorsed by Hill on the bottom of the first page, in full, "I cordially endorse the above - and request it may be done". 

Ambrose Powell Hill Jr. (1825-1865) was a Confederate general who was killed in the American Civil War during the Union Army's offensive at the Third Battle of Petersburg.

A native Virginian, Hill was a career United States Army officer who had fought in the Mexican American War and Seminole Wars prior to joining the Confederacy. After the start of the American Civil War, he gained early fame as the commander of the "Light Division" in the Seven Days Battles and became one of Stonewall Jackson's ablest subordinates, distinguishing himself in the 1862 battles of Cedar Mountain, Second Bull Run, Antietam, and Fredericksburg.

Following Jackson's death in May 1863 at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Hill was promoted to lieutenant general and commanded the Third Corps of Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, which he led in the Gettysburg Campaign and the fall campaigns of 1863.

Fort A.P. Hill, a United States Army training center near Bowling Green, Virginia, is named after Ambrose Hill.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

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Civil War General Ambrose P. Hill Autograph Endorsement

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Civil War General Ambrose P. Hill Autograph Endorsement Signed

HILL, AMBROSE.  Autograph Endorsement Signed, "A P Hill" / Col. 4th Inf", 1 p. bifolium, n.d., n.p., 6.25" x 7.75".  Flattened folds, some ink transference, else near Fine.

The original letter, May 22, 1861, Harpers Ferry, to Virginia Governor John Letcher, is a recommendation of appointment for Reverend August, "his high reputation as a Christian minister induces me to believe that his appointment to this Post will be highly judicious..."  Endorsed by Hill on the bottom of the first page, in full, "I cordially endorse the above - and request it may be done". 

Ambrose Powell Hill Jr. (1825-1865) was a Confederate general who was killed in the American Civil War during the Union Army's offensive at the Third Battle of Petersburg.

A native Virginian, Hill was a career United States Army officer who had fought in the Mexican American War and Seminole Wars prior to joining the Confederacy. After the start of the American Civil War, he gained early fame as the commander of the "Light Division" in the Seven Days Battles and became one of Stonewall Jackson's ablest subordinates, distinguishing himself in the 1862 battles of Cedar Mountain, Second Bull Run, Antietam, and Fredericksburg.

Following Jackson's death in May 1863 at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Hill was promoted to lieutenant general and commanded the Third Corps of Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, which he led in the Gettysburg Campaign and the fall campaigns of 1863.

Fort A.P. Hill, a United States Army training center near Bowling Green, Virginia, is named after Ambrose Hill.

This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.

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