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

Union Fort

 
 
Union Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
1. Union Fort Marker
Inscription. One of ten small forts protecting City Point docks and Gen. Grant's Headquarters from Confederate raiders 1864-65.
 
Erected 1961.
 
Location. 37° 18.566′ N, 77° 16.786′ W. Marker is in Hopewell, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Appomattox Street and Wilson Street, on the right when traveling north on Appomattox Street. Touch for map. 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. City Point Defenses (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Government Bakery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bull Ring At City Point (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Johnís Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. Peter Eppes House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Porter House (approx. 0.4 miles away); City Point, Virginia (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named City Point (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopewell.
 
Also see . . .  City Point. National Park Service. (Submitted on March 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, US Civil
 
Union Fort markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
2. Union Fort markers
This Union Fort is located south of Grant's Headquarters at City Point.
Union Fort Earthworks image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
3. Union Fort Earthworks
These earthworks are the remains of one of the forts that protected City Point during the siege of Petersburg.
Grant's Headquarters at City Point image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
4. Grant's Headquarters at City Point
The Union Fort protected Grant's base of operations located on the banks of the James and Appomattox Rivers.
City Point Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
5. City Point Headquarters
The Army of the Potomac made their headquarters at City Point on the James and Appomattox Rivers. Here, Grant met with such visitors as President Abraham Lincoln and Gen. William T. Sherman.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,020 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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