Hopewell, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
This was one of 22 cabins that stood on the Eppes property. After the war, Grantís cabin was moved to Philadelphia, where it remained on display for 116 years. In 1981, the National Park Service returned the cabin to City Point and reassembled it on its original site. About ten percent of the structure is original. It is one of the few vestiges of the Union occupation of City Point.
Erected by Petersburg National Battlefield, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 37° 19.021′ N, 77° 16.575′ W. Marker is in Hopewell, Virginia. Marker is on Pecan Avenue, on the left. Touch for map. Marker is in the City Point Unit of Petersburg National Battlefield in Hopewell, Va. Marker is in this post office area: Hopewell VA 23860, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Busy Port (about 400 feet away, measured A Supply Hub (about 400 feet away); City Pointís Rails And Waterways (about 500 feet away); The Peacemaker (about 500 feet away); Historic City Point (about 500 feet away); The Depot Field Hospital (about 600 feet away); General Grant's Headquarters (about 600 feet away); Appomattox Manor (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopewell.
More about this marker. The photo used in the background of the marker is captioned: Grantís cabin is at the left of this photograph. The cabin was built in November 1864 to replace the tents that had served as headquarters during warmer months.
A photo on the upper right side is captioned: Grant and some of his staff on the porch of the cabin. Grant is in the center.
Also see . . .
1. City Point Unit. Petersburg National Battlefield (Submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Grant's Headquarters. (Submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2007, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,199 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 28, 2007, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 4. submitted on June 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on August 12, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.