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Hopewell, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Weston Manor

Weston Plantation

 
 
Weston Manor Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2007
1. Weston Manor Marker
Inscription.
“… a very pretty, large white house situated on a hill that sloped to the river; with pretty fruit and shade trees scattered over the lawn.” - Emma Wood Richardson

Weston Manor provided a safe haven for young Emma Wood and her family during the Civil War. Years later, Emma recalled the hardships her family endured during the war, ranging from the lack of food, clothing and medicine to the inflated prices of what little was available. Most of all she remembered the “great anxiety” she felt when the Union army arrived at City Point, nearly two miles east of here, on May 5, 1864. Wood’s fears were unfounded; not only did the Federal troops provide safe passage to their lines, but also “the first real coffee and the first square meal” the family had tasted in six months.

Once the Union army occupied this area, it quickly established a pontoon bridge across the Appomattox River at Broadway Landing, approximately 1.5 miles west of here. Men and materiel used this crossing throughout the Petersburg campaign. Supplies arrived at Broadway Landing via Cedar Level Station on the United States Military Railroad.
 
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker
Hopewell Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2007
2. Hopewell Marker
series.
 
Location. 37° 18.581′ N, 77° 18.151′ W. Marker is in Hopewell, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Weston Lane, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located at the end of Weston Lane off 21st Avenue in Hopewell. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Weston Lane, Hopewell VA 23860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Army of the James Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Depot Field Hospital (approx. 0.7 miles away); John Randolph (approx. 0.7 miles away); Bermuda Hundred (approx. ¾ mile away); Mary Randolph (approx. ¾ mile away); Opposunoquonuske (approx. ¾ mile away); Colonel Thomas Lygon (approx. 0.8 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hopewell.
 
Also see . . .  Weston Manor. Historic Hopewell Foundation Inc. (Submitted on December 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
Weston Manor Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2007
3. Weston Manor
This plantation manor house, located on the banks of the Appomattox River, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Appomattox Manor at City Point Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2007
4. Appomattox Manor at City Point
This house, located about 1½ miles from Weston Manor at City Point, was also owned by the Eppes family. City Point was the supply base for the Union forces fighting at Petersburg.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,256 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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