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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.
 
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. Touch for map. The monument is located in the City Point National Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Hopewell VA 23860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Weston Manor (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Randolph (approx. 0.4 miles away); Depot Field Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Peter Francisco (approx. 0.6 miles away);
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)
Dr. M. L. King, Jr. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Virginia’s First World War I Monument (approx. ¾ mile away); Union Fort (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopewell.
 
More about this marker. 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.
 
Also see . . .
1. US Department of Veterans Affairs. City Point National Cemetery. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Petersburg National Battlefield. City Point. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, 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.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
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)
City Point National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
5. City Point National Cemetery
City Point National Cemetery gatepost image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
6. City Point National Cemetery gatepost
Nearby tribute to the fallen. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
7. Nearby tribute to the fallen.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,032 times since then and 19 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 Mechanicsville, Virginia.   4. submitted on November 25, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   5, 6, 7. submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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