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

The Army of the James Monument

 
 
The Army of the James Monument (north face) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
1. The Army of the James Monument (north face)
Inscription.  
(north face)
Sacred
to the
Lamented Dead
of
The Army
of the James.

(south face)
Erected
by the direction of
Maj. Genl. B.F. Butler.
George Suckley.
Surg. U.S. Vol.
Colonel and Medical Director
H.B. Fowler.
Surg. 12. N.H. Vol.
Surgeon in charge of
Point of Rocks hospital.
Geo. Jones.
Hospital Chaplain
1865.

 
Erected 1865 by Major General Benjamin F. Butler.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
Location. 37° 18.337′ N, 77° 17.861′ W. Marker is in Hopewell, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North 10th Avenue and Davis Street. The monument is located in the City Point National Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is 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 marker. City Point National Cemetery (within shouting
The Army of the James Monument (south face) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
2. The Army of the James Monument (south face)
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distance of this marker); Pvt. John G. Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Cpl Philip R Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of Those Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Weston Manor (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Randolph (approx. 0.4 miles away); Depot Field Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Tribute to the Heroic Women of the South (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopewell.
 
More about this monument. The Army of the James Monument is a large, 20-foot high white marble memorial erected in memory of the dead of the Army of the James. The monument was constructed under the direction of Major General B. F. Butler, commander of the Army of the James from April 1864 to January 1865. Refer to the City Point National Cemetery marker in the HMdb for more information.
 
Also see . . .
1. US Department of Veterans Affairs. City Point National Cemetery. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

2. Petersburg National Battlefield. City Point. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

3. Army of the James. (Submitted on November 25, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
4. Benjamin Franklin Butler. (Submitted on November 25, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. USCT; Bermuda Hundred; Battle of Chaffin's Farm.
The Army of the James Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
3. The Army of the James Monument
 
Major General Benjamin F. Butler image. Click for full size.
By Matthew Brady
4. Major General Benjamin F. Butler
Commander, Army of the James
(Library of Congress)
The Army of the James Monument image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 4, 2019
5. The Army of the James Monument
City Point National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
6. City Point National Cemetery
City Point National Cemetery gatepost image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
7. City Point National Cemetery gatepost
Nearby tribute to the fallen. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
8. Nearby tribute to the fallen.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,254 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on November 25, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   4. submitted on November 25, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   5. submitted on April 6, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   6, 7, 8. submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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