Fort A.P. Hill, established in 1941, is named for General A.P. Hill, a Confederate Lieutenant who distinguished himself in the battles of Antietam, Cedar Mountain, Second Bull Run, and Fredericksburg. General Hill died in 1865 when he was shot and killed by a Union soldier just one week before Lee’s surrender.
Fort A.P. Hill is a year-round military training center located on 76,000 acres just south of the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. The city of Fredericksburg is roughly nine miles from the north end of the base. Washington, DC is about 60 miles north. Fort A.P. Hill is used by both active and reserve troops of all branches of the military for training.
In order to rent an apartment in the Fort A.P. Hill area, look in the town of Bowling Green, which is located on the south side of the base. Other great locations include Woodford, Milford, King George, Spotsylvania, and Fredericksburg.