The last Confederate soldier on Richmond’s streets, Gen. Ambrose Powell Hill Jr., better known as A.P. Hill, was removed Monday from its pedestal at the intersection of Hermitage and Laburnum Monday, Dec.12,2022. After the nearly eight hours it took to remove the statue, masonry workers then searched for the general’s remains. They completed their task the next day after retrieving a skull, small bones and old cloth buried beneath molded stone under the monument. While the statue will be moved to an undisclosed location with 11 other city-owned monuments, Hill’s remains were being moved to a gravesite in Culpeper, purchased by the City of Richmond for $1,000. Eventually the monuments will be donated to the Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia, according to City officials.