MADISON COUNTY —
After hearing of Hill’s death, Gen Lee reportedly said, “He is now at rest, and we who are left are the ones to suffer.”
On their death beds, both Lee and Stonewall Jackson deliriously called for A.P. Hill to “bring up his troops.
Lee considered Hill, next to Jackson and Longstreet, one of his best lieutenants and paid him this compliment: “He fights his troops well and takes care of them.”
Some historians believe A.P. Hill may have been the Civil War’s finest division commander.