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Hopewell, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Grant's Cabin

 
 
Grant's Cabin marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2007
1. Grant's Cabin marker
Inscription. From November 1864 through March 1865, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant lived in this modest cabin. From here he directed Union armies in the climactic final campaigns of the war and hosted some of the notable figures of the era: President and Mrs. Lincoln, Major General William T. Sherman, Secretary of State William Seward, and Secretary of War Edwin Stanton.

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
Grant's Headquarters at City Point image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2007
2. Grant's Headquarters at City Point
in a direct line); 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.)
Grant's Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 25, 2007
3. Grant's Cabin
Lt. Gen. Grant had his headquarters in this cabin at the City Point supply base. He hosted many important people in this cabin, including President Lincoln and Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman. Lincoln was here just days before his assassination.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Grant's Cabin (south entrance) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 31, 2009
4. Grant's Cabin (south entrance)
Grant's Cabin (inside) image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 23, 2010
5. Grant's Cabin (inside)
Grant's Cabin Original Door image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 23, 2010
6. Grant's Cabin Original Door
Located in the City Point Visitor Center inside Appomattox Manor
Appomattox Manor image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 23, 2010
7. Appomattox Manor
Grant's Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher
8. Grant's Cabin Marker
Picture used on Marker- City Point, Virginia. Gen. U.S. Grant's headquarters
Courtesy of the Library of Congress
Grant's Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher
9. Grant's Cabin
[City Point, Va. Rear view of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's headquarters]
Courtesy of the Library of Congress
Grant's Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher
10. Grant's Cabin
General Grant's headquarters at City Point, Va. with son and wife
Courtesy of the Library of Congress
 
 
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 1,171 times since then and 46 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.
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