A Busy Port

A Busy Port (HMCWQ)

Location: Hopewell, VA 23860
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 19.02', W 77° 16.5'

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"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 driving mule teams, and sentries on duty, and over all flags flying gaily." Mrs. W. [Wilson]

Between June 1864 and April 1865, City Point was one of the busiest ports in the world. Sometimes as many as 200 ships were anchored in the rivers here, feeding tons of materiel into a supply distribution system renowned for its efficiency.

Edward H. Henry, a captain's clerk here at City Point, painted this panorama" "City Point, Virginia; Headquarters of General Grant." It is the most accurate known depiction of the huge Federal depot. You are standing at the base of the bluff to the right of the locomotive.
Placed ByPetersburg National Battlefield, National Park Service
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Date Added Friday, September 5th, 2014 at 5:19pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 298408 N 4132466
Decimal Degrees37.31700000, -77.27500000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 19.02', W 77° 16.5'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 19' 1.20" N, 77° 16' 30.00" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1100-1198 Pecan Ave, Hopewell VA 23860, US
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