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By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
Bermuda Hundred Marker
Virginia (Chesterfield County), Hopewell — K-202 — Bermuda Hundred
A mile north, on the site of an important Appamatuck Indian village, Sir Thomas Dale established Bermuda Hundred in 1613. The hundred was a traditional English jurisdiction of one hundred families. Dale, the deputy governor and marshal of Virginia, . . . — Map (db m11662) HM
Virginia (Chesterfield County), Hopewell — S-23 — Point of Rocks
Point of Rocks is located two miles south on the Appomattox River. In 1608, Captain John Smith wrote abut this high rock cliff which projected out to the channel of the river. Known to all as Point of Rocks, it was severely damaged during a battle . . . — Map (db m11844) HM
Virginia (Chesterfield County), Hopewell — S-22 — Port Walthall
Port Walthall, which stood on the banks of the Appomattox River several miles to the south, was a major shipping and passenger embarkation point prior to the Civil War. The railroad tracks leading to the port were melted down to manufacture . . . — Map (db m11847) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — "Captain Francis Eppes Making Friends with the Appomattox Indians"(also referred to as "Origin of Hopewell") — By: Edmund Minor Archer —
The mural (oil on canvas) was painted in 1939 as part of the Section of Fine Arts, Federal Works Agency, Public Building Administration. On January 31, 1939, the artwork was unveiled in the Hopewell Post Office lobby. According to tradition, the . . . — Map (db m149564) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — A Busy Port
“Beyond the masts and rigging and the smoke stacks and steam of the water craft, were groups of tents, long ranges of whitewashed barracks, log huts, and shanties of every shape.....these were moving uniformed soldiers and officers, negroes . . . — Map (db m19620) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — A Supply Hub
City Point’s 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 . . . — Map (db m6545) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — A Tribute to the Heroic Women of the South
A Tribute to the Heroic Women of the South 1861 — 1865 "Love maketh memory eternal" — Map (db m149569) WM
Virginia, Hopewell — Appomattox Manor
Patented 1635 by Captain Francis Eppes, who came by tradition in the Hopewell. Owned by the same family probably longer than any land in U.S. Shelled by British during American Revolution. — Map (db m19616) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — Baylor’s FarmPrelude to Petersburg — Lee vs. Grant - The 1864 Campaign —
Ordered to take Petersburg, Gen. William F. “Baldy” Smith directed Gen. Edward W. Hinks’ division of African American soldiers to move from City Point toward the Cockade City. Hinks encountered unexpected Confederate resistance at . . . — Map (db m86247) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — Beyond the Big HousePetersburg National Battlefield — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
By 1860, Richard Eppes owned 2,300 acres divided into four farms on all sides of the confluence of these two rivers and held 113 people as slaves ranging in an age from a few months old to 79 years old. He hired two men as overseers and one free . . . — Map (db m149562) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — City PointPetersburg National Battlefield — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
For nine months in 1864 and 1865, City Point was the nerve center of the Union war effort and one of the busiest ports in the world. “The depot (at City Point) is the most perfect and commodious of any ever established anywhere . . . — Map (db m19614) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — City Point
First settled as Bermuda Cittie by Sir Thomas Dale 1613. Important colonial port. Peter Francisco put ashore 1765 was Washington's “one man army.” Incorporated 1826. Annexed Hopewell 1923. — Map (db m19615) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — City PointOne of the World's Busiest Seaports
City Point had been a port for more than 250 years before the Union army arrived. On June 15, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant established his headquarters at City Point just eight miles behind the front lines at Petersburg. Located at the . . . — Map (db m19622) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — 16 — City PointCaptain John Smith’s Adventures on the James — www.johnsmithtrail.org —
Just east of the shallow bay where the Appomattox River empties into the James, City Point juts into the water. Upon first spying the easily defensible peninsula, Capt. Christopher Newport determined to deposit his boatload of colonists there. . . . — Map (db m19679) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — City PointOne of the World's Busiest Seaports — Four Centuries: City Point, Virginia, 1613 A.D. —
City Point had been a port for more than 250 years before the Union army arrived. On June 15, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant established his headquarters at City Point just eight miles behind the front lines at Petersburg. Located at the . . . — Map (db m149552) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — City Point DefensesSecuring the Union Position
The fort behind you is all that remains of the inner defense line built by the Union army in 1864 to protect its base headquarters at City point. With a powerful fleet of ironclads and gunboats controlling the James River and a numerically superior . . . — Map (db m3791) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — City Point National Cemetery
"The busiest place in Dixie" City Point, Virginia, played a significant role in the final year of the Civil War. General-in-Chief of the Union Army Ulysses S. Grant established his headquarters here on June 15, 1864. Union ships sailed . . . — Map (db m131786) HM WM
Virginia, Hopewell — City Point, Virginia
8000 — B.C. Indian occupancy. 1613 Sir Thomas Dale establishes area as “Bermuda Cittie.” 1619 — Name changes to Charles City Point. 1621 — Rev. Patrick Copeland plans to build free public school, financed by . . . — Map (db m19605) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — City Point, VirginiaOne of the World's Busiest Seaports — Four Centuries: City Point, Virginia, 1613 A.D. —
8000 B.C. Indian occupancy. 1613 Sir Thomas Dale establishes area as "Bermuda Cittie". 1619 Name changes to Charles City Point. 1621 Rev. Patrick Copeland plans to build free public school, financed by the . . . — Map (db m149556) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — City Point’s Rails And WaterwaysTools of War for General Grant
City Point...tells more about how war is conducted than many battlefields. It demonstrates how Union forces used rivers and railroads to deliver the tools of war directly to the troops in the field. – Robert Black, The Harrisburg PA . . . — Map (db m19612) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — City Point’s Wiseman Family
The Yankee Soldier met Miss Wiseman at the town well – and married her after the war. The Wiseman family had settled in City Point many years before Mary Catherine Wiseman married Frederick Belch in 1865. He was a Yankee soldier . . . — Map (db m41498) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — City Point's Rails And WaterwaysTools of War for General Grant — Four Centuries: City Point, Virginia, 1613 A.D. —
City Point...tells more about how war is conducted than many battlefields. It demonstrates how Union forces used rivers and railroads to deliver the tools of war directly to the troops in the field. – Robert Black, The Harrisburg PA . . . — Map (db m149553) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — City Point's Wiseman FamilyFour Centuries: City Point, Virginia 1613 A.D.
The Yankee Soldier met Miss Wiseman at the town well – and married her after the war. The Wiseman family had settled in City Point many years before Mary Catherine Wiseman married Frederick Belch in 1865. He was a Yankee . . . — Map (db m149546) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — Clearing the WayPetersburg National Battlefield — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The 4th, 5th, 6th, and 22nd regiments of United States Colored Troops (USCT) seized this point on May 5, 1864, in advance of Union Gen. Benjamin Butler's force sailing up the James River. As the USCTs landed here, . . . — Map (db m149551) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — Confederate Memorial
(shaft) Dedicated to the glory of God in memory of our Confederate soldiers who fought in the War Between the States 1861-1865 Erected by the City Point Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy 1949 (base) Standing . . . — Map (db m25011) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — Cpl Philip R Smith
In loving memory Cpl Philip R Smith Wood Co Williamstown W VA Enlisted Aug 28 1862 Co E 11th Regiment Vol Inf Wounded Mar 31 1865 Hatcher's Run VA Died in Pt of Rocks Hosp MD May 17 1865 — Map (db m149566) WM
Virginia, Hopewell — Depot Field HospitalUnion Medical Care at its Best
“I think this is a very good place with the exception of too many lice.” - Stephen P. Chase, 86th New York Volunteers. Lice may have been the only problem the staff of the Depot Field Hospital could not handle. The largest of . . . — Map (db m14597) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — Dr. M. L. King, Jr.
. . . — Map (db m32809) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — Dr. Peter Eppes House
"At first we lived in tents, but later, when my husband became commander of the post, I lived most comfortably in a house...." - Septima M. Collis The house Septima Collis lived "most comfortably" in during the last months of the . . . — Map (db m19607) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — Dr. Peter Eppes HouseFour Centuries: City Point, Virginia 1613 A.D.
"At first we lived in tents, but later, when my husband became commander of the post, I lived most comfortably in a house...." - Septima M. Collis The house Septima Collis lived "most comfortably" in during the last months of the . . . — Map (db m149563) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — From The Bivouac of the DeadBy Theodore O'Hara
The muffled drum's sad roll has beat The soldier's last tattoo; No more on life's parade shall meet That brave and fallen few. On Fame's eternal camping-ground Their silent tents are spread, And Glory guards, with solemn round, . . . — Map (db m149568) WM
Virginia, Hopewell — General Grant's Headquarters
General Grant’s headquarters at Appomattox Manor 1864-65 during the siege of Petersburg and Richmond. President Lincoln spent 3 weeks in City Point during April, 1865. — Map (db m3797) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — General Grant's Headquarters at City PointPetersburg National Battlefield — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Welcome You are about to enter the area where General Ulysses S. Grant had his headquarters throughout the final nine months of the American Civil War. You will also be walking on the same grounds as President Abraham Lincoln when he . . . — Map (db m149558) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — Grant's Cabin
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. . . . — Map (db m3798) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — Historic City Point
“It must once have been a quite pretty place, and consisted of a large number of scattered private houses, several of them very good ones.” Col. Theodore Lyman, USA, June 16, 1864 The village of City Point dates to 1613. . . . — Map (db m19619) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — Housing Several Thousand Federal Troops
“To a civilian, a camp is always a sad-looking sight – men living on the ground like animals, in the mud, under the rain which penetrates the tents, surrounded by thick and acrid smoke of burning wood. Army camps are wild and . . . — Map (db m19623) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — Housing Several Thousand Federal TroopsFour Centuries: City Point, Virginia 1613 A.D.
"To a civilian, a camp is always a sad-looking sight — men living on the ground like animals, in the mud, under the rain which penetrates the tents, surrounded by the thick and acrid smoke of burning wood. Army camps are wild and . . . — Map (db m149547) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — Hurricane Isabel
Hurricane Isabel caused a storm surge at City Point on September 18, 2003. Due to a combination of tropical storm winds and reversing high tides, river levels at City Point rose to 13 feet 10 inches above flood stage resulting in the total . . . — Map (db m19757) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — In Honor of Those Who Gave the Ultimate Sacrifice
In honor of those who gave the Ultimate Sacrifice in service to the United States of America and the families they left behind. The sacrifice will not be forgotten. — Map (db m149565) WM
Virginia, Hopewell — John Randolph
of Roanoke. Great American stateman and orator, born 1773 at "Cawson's", nearby on Appomattox River, home of his maternal grandfather Theodoric Bland St. — Map (db m30243) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — One Soldier, One Family, One WarThe Homespun Letters of James Nugent
"Oh! father, it would make your blood run cold to see the fights...War is awful." - James Nugent, City Point, April 27, 1865 In the closing months of the Civil War, a young Wisconsin college student was drafted and soon saw combat in . . . — Map (db m19609) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — One Soldier, One Family, One WarThe Homespun Letters of James Nugent — Four Centuries: City Point, Virginia, 1613 A.D. —
"Oh! father, it would make your blood run cold to see the fights... War is awful." – James Nugent, City Point, April 27, 1865 In the closing months of the Civil War, a young Wisconsin college student was drafted and soon saw . . . — Map (db m149549) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — Peter Francisco
Abandoned on the wharf at City Point, now Hopewell, in 1765, he was taken as a small boy to Buckingham County, where he grew to gigantic size. Enlisting at 16 he served under Washington with distinction in the North. Later in the South . . . — Map (db m32808) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — Porter House
“I’ve noticed that that band always begins its noise just about the time I am sitting down to dinner and want to talk.” – General U.S. Grant, City Point, Virginia Earthworks had been thrown across the neck of land upon . . . — Map (db m19610) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — Pvt. John G. Smith
Confederate Army Co. C, 1st Regt. Ark Cav. Born Germany 1829, a yr. in POW Camp Douglas Released May 1865, death date unknown Pvt. Jacob Smith Union Army, Co. G., 1st Regt. W. VA. Cav. Born Williamston, W. VA. Wood Co. June 1, 1843 . . . — Map (db m149567) HM WM
Virginia, Hopewell — Quartermaster Repair Shops
The Quartermaster Department was responsible for the transportation of the Army, storage and transportation of supplies, clothing, camp and garrison equipage, horses, forage, fuel, maintenance of buildings and repair of equipment. Captain . . . — Map (db m19611) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — Quartermaster Repair ShopsFour Centuries: City Point, Virginia 1613 A.D.
The Quartermaster Department was responsible for the transportation of the Army, storage and transportation of supplies, clothing, camp and garrison equipage, horses, forage, fuel, maintenance of buildings and repair of equipment. Captain . . . — Map (db m149550) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — Resistance and PunishmentsPetersburg National Battlefield — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Prior to the Civil War, Dr. Eppes commanded his slaves to not get drunk, steal, commit adultery, damage property, nor attack him, the overseers, or each other. The enslaved people resisted by stealing, feigning illness, breaking tools, and at . . . — Map (db m149560) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — St. John’s Episcopal Church
During the Civil War this church served as a signal station for both the Confederacy and the Union. On May 5, 1864 Col. Samuel A. Duncan’s brigade of United States Colored Troops (4th, 5th, and 6th U.S.C.T.) occupied City Point and the signal . . . — Map (db m19604) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — St. John's Episcopal ChurchFour Centuries: City Point, Virginia 1613 A.D.
During the Civil War this church served as a signal station for both the Confederacy and the Union. On May 5, 1864 Col. Samuel A. Duncan's brigade of United States Colored Troops (4th, 5th, and 6th U.S.C.T.) occupied City Point and this signal . . . — Map (db m149544) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — St. John's Episcopal Church Bell
This bell originally hung on a heavy oak frame in the church yard for many years. It was purchased for $84 on November 30, 1843 with money received from a fair the women of St. John's held on July 26, 1843. — Map (db m149530) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — Taverns
The structure before you was one of three taverns which existed in City Point at the time of the Civil War. It was probably constructed in the eighteenth century. On June 15, 1864 the United States Christian Commission established its offices in . . . — Map (db m19624) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — TavernsFour Centuries: City Point, Virginia 1613 A.D.
The structure before you was one of three taverns which existed in City Point at the time of the Civil War. It was probably constructed in the eighteenth century. On June 15, 1864 the United States Christian Commission established its offices in . . . — Map (db m149548) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — The Army of the James Monument
(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. . . . — Map (db m24826) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — The Bull Ring At City PointA Dreaded Provost Prison
“It was a pen of filth and vermin.” – William Howell Reed, a Sanitary Commission agent The Bull Ring was the Union provost Marshal’s prison at City Point used for the confinement of Union soldiers convicted or charged . . . — Map (db m19602) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — The Bull Ring At City PointA Dreaded Provost Prison — Four Centuries: City Point, Virginia, 1613 A.D. —
"It was a pen of filth and vermin." – William Howell Reed, a Sanitary Commission agent The Bull Ring was the Union Provost Marshal's prison at City Point used for the confinement of Union soldiers convicted or charged with . . . — Map (db m149543) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — The Depot Field HospitalPetersburg National Battlefield — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Across the cove from you, on the site of the modern hospital, stood the largest of the Union hospitals at City Point. The Depot Field Hospital covered 200 acres and could take care for as many as 10,000 patients. When Abraham Lincoln visited the . . . — Map (db m6546) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — The Peacemaker
“Let them surrender and go home, they will not take up arms again. Let them all go, officers and all, let them have their horses to plow with, and, if you like, their guns to shoot crows. Treat them liberally . . . I say, give them the . . . — Map (db m19658) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — The PeacemakerFour Centuries: City Point, Virginia 1613 A.D.
“Let them surrender and go home, they will not take up arms again. Let them all go, officers and all, let them have their horses to plow with, and, if you like, their guns to shoot crows. Treat them liberally...I say, give them the . . . — Map (db m149554) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — The WaterfrontPetersburg National Battlefield — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
“Everything is as perfectly arranged as in Boston.” - Pvt. R.G. Carter 22nd Massachusetts Infantry Cannons, food, munitions, forage, even coffins-the list of goods that passed onto the waterfront before you seemed endless. . . . — Map (db m19621) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — U.S. Government Bakery
“After breakfast I mounted and rode...to look at the Bake House just completed. It will turn out 100,000 rations in 24 hours. Every thing is on a grand scale and of the most convenient & Economical character. They make most excellent . . . — Map (db m19613) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — U.S. Government BakeryFour Centuries: City Point, Virginia 1613 A.D.
"After breakfast I mounted and rode...to look at the Bake House just completed. It will turn out 100,000 rations in 24 hours. Every thing is on a grand scale and of the most convenient & economical character." – General Marsena . . . — Map (db m149529) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — Union Fort
One of ten small forts protecting City Point docks and Gen. Grant's Headquarters from Confederate raiders 1864-65. — Map (db m6544) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — 16 — Virginia Indians near City PointCaptain John Smith’s Adventures on the James — www.johnsmithtrail.org —
This peninsula separated two chiefdoms subject to Powhatan, the Weyanock and the Appomattuck. John Smith's map shows the Appomattuck people, whom Christopher Newport described as initially unfriendly, living in this vicinity. He told of a . . . — Map (db m19680) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — Virginia’s First World War I Monument
On Memorial Day 1921, Hopewell American Legion Post 80 dedicated the Commonwealth of Virginia’s first tribute to those who made the supreme sacrifice during World War I. The monument now honors Hopewell’s fallen heroes from succeeding wars and . . . — Map (db m17643) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — Weston ManorWeston Plantation
“… a very pretty, large white house situated on a hill that sloped to the river; with pretty fruit and shade trees scattered over the lawn.” - Emma Wood Richardson Weston Manor provided a safe haven for young Emma Wood and her . . . — Map (db m14586) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — Women At City Point
“It was a nervous place for a woman; but I endured it, rahter feeling a kind of enthusiasm in the nearness to danger and death.” - Sarah Palmer, Ninth Corps Hospital Nurse Women decided to come to City Point for as many . . . — Map (db m19618) HM
Virginia, Hopewell — Women At City PointFour Centuries: City Point, Virginia 1613 A.D.
"It was a nervous place for a woman; but I endured it, rather feeling a kind of enthusiasm in the nearness to danger and death." – Sarah Palmer, Ninth Corps Hospital Nurse Women decided to come to City Point for as many . . . — Map (db m149545) HM
Virginia (Prince George County), Hopewell — Evergreen
Birthplace of Edmund Ruffin Southerner Father of Agricultural Chemistry in America 1794-1865 — Map (db m25009) HM
Virginia (Prince George County), Hopewell — K-209 — Merchant's Hope Church
This well-known colonial church's architectural form and detail is typical of early and mid-18th-century Virginia churches. Located half a mile south, the building has Flemish-bond brickwork, modillion cornice, and a gracefully splayed gable roof. . . . — Map (db m30241) HM
Virginia (Prince George County), Hopewell — K-323 — Richard Bland
Richard Bland (1710-1776), statesman and son of Richard and Elizabeth Randolph Bland of Jordan's Point, represented Prince George County in the House of Burgesses from 1742 to 1776. Between the 1750s and 1774, Bland played a leading role through . . . — Map (db m18748) HM
Virginia (Prince George County), Hopewell — PA-252 — Samuel Jordan of Jordan's Journey
Prior to 1619, Native Americans occupied this prominent peninsula along the upper James River, now called Jordan's Point. Arriving in Jamestown by 1610, Samuel Jordan served in July 1619 in Jamestown as a burgess for Charles City in the New World's . . . — Map (db m18749) HM

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