The Waterfront

The Waterfront (HMCWR)

Location: Hopewell, VA 23860
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N 37° 18.957', W 77° 16.387'

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"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. Gangs of laborers-many of them former slaves-toiled constantly on the half mile of wharves here, unloading three million pounds of materiel each day. While the Confederates in Petersburg suffered severe shortages, the Union warehouses at City Point stored enough food to feed the Union army at Petersburg for thirty days.
Placed ByPetersburg National Battlefield, National Park Service
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Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 5:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 298572 N 4132345
Decimal Degrees37.31595000, -77.27311667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 18.957', W 77° 16.387'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 18' 57.42" N, 77° 16' 23.22" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1101-1199 Pecan Ave, Hopewell VA 23860, US
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