Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Lincoln In Petersburg
Presidential Visit to Centre Hill
Hartsuff told Lincoln that he might rent Centre Hill from its owners, Robert Buckner Bolling and his wife, who were still at a country place they owned in northern Virginia. Lincoln stared at the shell-torn walls and quipped that Federal batteries had “made rent enough here already.”
In March 1865, Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant invited President Abraham Lincoln to visit him at City Point for a respite from the capital as the 9½-month-Iong siege of Petersburg neared its end. Lincoln joined him on March 24. They held meetings, reviewed the army, and toured fortifications. On April 3, the day the Federals occupied Richmond and Petersburg, Lincoln and Grant held their last meeting in Petersburg. Lincoln visited Richmond the next day. He returned to Washington on April 9 as Grant accepted the surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s army at Appomattox Court House.
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Virginia Civil War Trails series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1865.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Centre Hill Avenue, Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Petersburg Volunteers 1812 (within shouting distance of this marker); Courthouse (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); East Hill (about 700 feet away); Ladies Confederate Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Formation of the Southern Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Petersburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Petersburg (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bollingbrook Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 779 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 23, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. 6. submitted on October 17, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on October 23, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. 11. submitted on October 17, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.