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

A Supply Hub

 
 
A Supply Hub Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
1. A Supply Hub Marker
Inscription. City Pointís location at the confluence of the James and Appomattox Rivers made it an ideal hub for the movement of men and material.

From City Point, supplies and men traveled by road and rail to the Petersburg front. Troops or equipment bound for Bermuda Hundred lines north of the Appomattox or for the works fronting Richmond simply continued up the James to wharves at Broadway Landing, Bermuda Hundred or Deep Bottom.
 
Erected by Petersburg National Battlefield, National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 37° 19.043′ N, 77° 16.647′ W. Marker is in Hopewell, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Cedar Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in the City Point Unit of Petersburg National Battlefield, located at the end of Cedar Lane. 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. Grant's Cabin (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Depot Field Hospital (about 600 feet away); The Peacemaker (about 700 feet away); City Point (about 700 feet away); General Grant's Headquarters
City Point and vicinity map image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
2. City Point and vicinity map
The map shows the location of City Point in relation to Richmond and Petersburg.
(about 700 feet away); A Busy Port (about 700 feet away); Appomattox Manor (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named City Point (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hopewell.
 
More about this marker. The marker is dominated by a photograph of water traffic off City Point. The right of the marker features a map of the Richmond, Petersburg and City Point areas. It contains the caption After almost ten months of fighting, the battlelines extended for more than 37 miles across three distinct fronts – in front of Richmond, across the Bermuda Hundred peninsula, and around Petersburg, south of the Appomattox. The huge depot here at City Point helped supply them all.
 
Also see . . .
1. City Point. National Park Service. (Submitted on March 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Appomattox Plantation. National Park Service. (Submitted on March 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
A Supply Hub at City Point image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
3. A Supply Hub at City Point
The marker overlooks the confluence of the Appomattox River to the left and the James River to the right.
A Supply Hub Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 23, 2010
4. A Supply Hub Marker
Marker as seen in the distance (yellow arrow)
Appomattox Manor at City Point image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
5. Appomattox Manor at City Point
Appomattox Manor, located at City Point, was used as the offices of U.S. Quartermaster Rufus Ingalls and his staff during the siege.
Grant's Cabin image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2007
6. Grant's Cabin
Commander of the Army of the Potomac, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant made his headquarters in this cabin at City Point during the seige of Petersburg. This was one of many such cabins that were built at that time.
A Supply Hub Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher
7. A Supply Hub Marker
Image used on marker- City Point, Virginia. Transports on James River
Courtesy of the Library of Congress
 
 
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 946 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on August 12, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   5, 6. submitted on March 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7. submitted on August 12, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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