Confederate Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell Hill (1825-1865) lived in the original portion of this house, situated at the corner of Main and West Davis streets, from age seven until 1842, when he entered the U.S. Military Academy.
He was recognized in battle by the scarlet shirt he wore beneath his coat. A.P. Hill was one of General Robert E. Lee's most valued lieutenants; he assisted Lee in nearly every major engagement of the Army of Northern
Virginia until mortally wounded on April 2, 1865, just after the siege of Petersburg. Both Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee would later call for A.P. Hill to 'come up' while they lay dying.