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

City Point

Petersburg National Battlefield

 

— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —

 
City Point NPS Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 31, 2009
1. City Point NPS Marker
Inscription.  
For nine months in 1864 and 1865, City Point was the nerve center of the Union war effort and one of the busiest ports in the world.

“The depot (at City Point) is the most perfect and commodious of any ever established anywhere for the supply of Armies.” - Brig. Gen. Rufus Ingalls, Chief Quartermaster

Here stood Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's headquarters, surrounded by a small city of huts and tents that sprawled across this plateau. A forest of ship masts rimmed the waterfront. Acres of wharves hugged the riverbank. Gangs of laborers manhandled tons of supplies each day.

All of the equipment, food, and ammunition that sustained the Union armies in front of Petersburg came through City Point.

Begin your visit to City Point at Appomattox Manor – the Eppes's family home – across the lawn in front of you. From there, a self-guided walk will take you to sites that recall the days when this was the most important supply depot in Virginia.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics.
City Point Map. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 31, 2009
2. City Point Map.
This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 37° 18.924′ N, 77° 16.64′ W. Marker was in Hopewell, Virginia. Marker could be reached from the intersection of Cedar Lane and Pecan Avenue. This marker is located at the north end of the parking lot for the City Point Unit of Petersburg National Battlefield. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Hopewell VA 23860, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. General Grant's Headquarters at City Point (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named City Point (within shouting distance of this marker); Appomattox Manor (within shouting distance of this marker); General Grant's Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); City Point, Virginia (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 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopewell.
 
More about this marker. On top of the panel is a photo of the port at City Point. On the bottom is a time line of the Petersburg Campaign. The center contains a large map of the City Point Historic District.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has been replaced by the linked marker.
 
Also see . . .
City Point Unit of Petersburg National Battlefield. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 31, 2009
3. City Point Unit of Petersburg National Battlefield.

1. Petersburg National Battlefield. City Point. (Submitted on June 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Petersburg National Battlefield. City Point – Appomattox Plantation. (Submitted on June 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Grant's Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 31, 2009
4. Grant's Cabin
Confluence of the James and Appomattox Rivers. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 31, 2009
5. Confluence of the James and Appomattox Rivers.
Appomattox Manor image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
6. Appomattox Manor
City Point Waterfront image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
7. City Point Waterfront
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,045 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 5, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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