Enon in Chesterfield County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Point of Rocks
U.S. Military Hospital Site
— Bermuda Hundred —
In June 1864, the first attacks on Petersburg were launched from Point of Rocks over a pontoon bridge across the Appomattox River. On March 27, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, accompanied by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and his wife, Julia Grant, visited the Point of Rocks hospital fewer than three weeks before Lincoln was assassinated.
During the siege of Petersburg, Clara Barton served at the Point of Rocks hospital as the superintendent of nurses. In 1881, she founded the American Red Cross and then served as the director until 1904. She wrote of conditions here, “The mercury above a hundred, the atmosphere and everything about one black with flies, the dust rolling away in clouds as far
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 Clara Barton series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1607.
Location. 37° 19.308′ N, 77° 21.32′ W. Marker is in Enon, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Enon Church Road (Virginia Route 746) and Ramblewood Drive, on the left when traveling west. Located in R. Garland Dodd Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Enon Church Road, Chester VA 23836, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Welcome to R. Garland Dodd Park at Point of Rocks (here, next to this marker); Confederate Leaders (a few steps from this marker); The Bermuda Hundred Campaign-Federal Leaders (a few steps from this marker); The Bermuda Hundred Campaign Begins (a few steps from this marker); Opening Actions of the Bermuda Hundred Campaign (approx. 0.2 Grant's Virginia Campaigns (approx. 0.2 miles away); Actions in the East 1861-1863 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Federal War Plans for 1864 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Enon.
Also see . . .
1. Bermuda Hundred Campaign. Chesterfield Heritage Alliance (Submitted on April 9, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
2. Point of Rocks Park. The Civil War in Chesterfield County, VA, The Bermuda Hundred Campaign of 1864, Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (Submitted on April 9, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
3. Chesterfield County - Bermuda Hundred Campaign Sites. Virginia Civil War Trails (Submitted on April 9, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
4. Point of Rocks (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on April 9, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,293 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 9, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.