Hopewell, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
“… 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
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. Touch 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). Touch for a list and map 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 Buildings • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,390 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.