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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Buildings • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1855.
Location. 37° 18.535′ N, 77° 18.227′ W. Marker is in Hopewell, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Weston Lane, 0.2 miles west of North 21st Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located at the end of Weston Lane in front of Weston Manor. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Weston Lane, Hopewell VA 23860, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Tribute to the Heroic Women of the South (within shouting distance of this marker); The Army of the James Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); City Point National Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Honor of Those Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pvt. John G. Smith (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cpl Philip R Smith (approx. 0.4 miles away); Depot Field Hospital (approx. ¾ mile 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 Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,637 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 9, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 6. submitted on May 9, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 7. submitted on December 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.