Hopewell, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
A Busy Port
Between June 1864 and April 1865, City Point was one of the busiest ports in the world. Sometimes as many as 200 ships were anchored in the rivers here, feeding tons of materiel into a supply distribution system renowned for its efficiency.
Edward H. Henry, a captain's clerk here at City Point, painted this panorama” “City Point, Virginia; Headquarters of General Grant.” It is the most accurate known depiction of the huge Federal depot. You are standing at the base of the bluff to the right of the locomotive.
Erected by Petersburg National Battlefield, National Park Service.
Location. 37° 19.02′ N, 77° 16.5′ W. Marker is in Hopewell, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Water Street near Pecan Avenue. Touch for map. This marker is located in the City Point Unit of the Petersburg National Battlefield at the base of the
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grant's Cabin (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic City Point (about 400 feet away); City Point (about 500 feet away); City Point’s Rails And Waterways (about 500 feet away); One Soldier, One Family, One War (about 600 feet away); Quartermaster Repair Shops (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named City Point (about 600 feet away); Hurricane Isabel (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopewell.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 840 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.