Where Will A. P. Hill Painting Hang Next?
Confederate Gen. Ambrose Powell Hill was killed 145 years ago, but it appears that Culpeper's favorite Civil War son isn't going to rest in peace.
At least his portrait isn't.
Nine years ago, amid considerable controversy, Hill's portrait was removed from the county courthouse and put on display at the Museum of Culpeper History.
During all that time, further controversy swirled around ownership of the painting and who had the right to remove it: The United Daughters of the Confederacy, who commissioned the portrait, or Culpeper County, to whom it was presented in 1935?
On March 2 of this year, the Board of Supervisors, who had dealt with the issue for almost a decade, gave up all ownership of the painting and returned it to the Culpeper chapter of the UDC....
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