Hopewell, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
General Grant's Headquarters at City Point
Petersburg National Battlefield
National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
You are about to enter the area where General Ulysses S. Grant had his headquarters throughout the final nine months of the American Civil War. You will also be walking on the same grounds as President Abraham Lincoln when he visited City Point for two weeks, from late March through early April of 1865. The supply base located here during the Siege of Petersburg (June, 1864-April, 1865) enabled an average of 120,000 Union soldiers to maintain their efforts to wear down General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and gain control of Richmond's main supply base: Petersburg.
Continue straight ahead to the Visitor Contact Station for a 15 minute video and free tour of the Eppes family home, Appomattox Plantation. Not only will you be able to learn more about the military events which occurred here, but also learn about how the Civil War affected the people who lived here, both free and enslaved.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US CivilFormer U.S. Presidents: #18 Ulysses S. Grant series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1865.
Location. 37° 18.924′ N, 77° 16.651′ W. Marker is in Hopewell, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Pecan Avenue and Cedar Lane, on the right when traveling west on Pecan Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 Pecan Ave, 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. City Point (within shouting distance of this marker); City Point, Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker); Appomattox Manor (within shouting distance of this marker); General Grant's Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); The Depot Field Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); A Supply Hub (within shouting distance of this marker); The Peacemaker (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Porter House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopewell.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has replaced the linked marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 9, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.