A. P. Hill: Lee's Forgotten General

In A.P Hill Lee s Forgotten General, originally published in 1957 and updated in 1962, William Hassler draws a compelling portrait of a Confederate general whom Robert E Lee ranked next to Stonewall Jackson and James Longstreet Hill accomplished a meteoric rise from colonel of the Thirteenth Virginia Infantry to major general in command of the framed Light Division aIn A.P Hill Lee s Forgotten General, originally published in 1957 and updated in 1962, William Hassler draws a compelling portrait of a Confederate general whom Robert E Lee ranked next to Stonewall Jackson and James Longstreet Hill accomplished a meteoric rise from colonel of the Thirteenth Virginia Infantry to major general in command of the framed Light Division and played a leading role in the Confederate war effort in the Eastern theater.
A P Hill Lee s Forgotten General In A P Hill Lee s Forgotten General originally published in and updated in William Hassler draws a compelling portrait of a Confederate general whom Robert E Lee ranked next to Stonewall J

  • Title: A. P. Hill: Lee's Forgotten General
  • Author: William Woods Hassler
  • ISBN: 9780807845486
  • Page: 269
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. William Hassler’s book A. P. Hill: Lee’s Forgotten General was first published in 1957 (reprinted 1962) and although it may suffer in comparison with more recent biographies on Hill it is still a worthwhile book to read. In 240 odd pages we follow Ambrose Powell Hill from birth in 1825 till his death towards the end of the Civil War in 1865. This is not an in-depth biography but does cover the life and aspects of the man in question and his role in the Civil War. The battles he fought in are [...]

    2. Ambrose Powell Hill (A. P. for short) was one of the finest division commanders in the Army of Northern Virginia. His rise to corps command may illustrate the "Peter Principle," in which people rise to positions for which they are incompetent. This book looks at his early life, including the triangular relationship among George McClellan, Hill, and Ellen (Nelly) Marcy. McClellan won Nelly's hand. Later, some Union troops wondered if Hill would have been less aggressive had he won Nelly's affecti [...]

    3. Little has been written about Hill as he was not as flashy as James Longstreet and some of the other Confederate generals. He took part in every major campaign that was led by Lee.

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