Hopewell, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
A Supply Hub
From City Point, supplies and men traveled by road and rail to the Petersburg front. Troops or equipment bound for Bermuda Hundred lines north of the Appomattox or for the works fronting Richmond simply continued up the James to wharves at Broadway Landing, Bermuda Hundred or Deep Bottom.
Erected by Petersburg National Battlefield, National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Location. 37° 19.043′ N, 77° 16.647′ W. Marker is in Hopewell, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Cedar Lane. Click for map. Marker is in the City Point Unit of Petersburg National Battlefield, located at the end of Cedar Lane. Marker is in this post office area: Hopewell VA 23860, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grant's Cabin (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Depot Field Hospital (about 600 feet away); The Peacemaker (about 700 feet away); City Point (about 700 feet away); General Grant's Headquarters A Busy Port (about 700 feet away); Appomattox Manor (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named City Point (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Hopewell.
More about this marker. The marker is dominated by a photograph of water traffic off City Point. The right of the marker features a map of the Richmond, Petersburg and City Point areas. It contains the caption After almost ten months of fighting, the battlelines extended for more than 37 miles across three distinct fronts – in front of Richmond, across the Bermuda Hundred peninsula, and around Petersburg, south of the Appomattox. The huge depot here at City Point helped supply them all.
Also see . . .
1. City Point. National Park Service. (Submitted on March 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Appomattox Plantation. National Park Service. (Submitted on March 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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