Taverns (HMCWU)

Location: Hopewell, VA 23860
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 18.897', W 77° 16.465'

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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 this building. In front of the tavern facing the street, the Christian Commission erected a chapel and storehouse. These three buildings comprised the agency's headquarters.

The Christian Commission was an interdenominational organization devoted to fostering religion and morality in the Union army. Its duties included the distribution of non-military supplies to the troops, the operation of special diet kitchens at the hospitals and visits with sick and wounded patients. The Christian Commission had relief stations within each army corps and at Bermuda Hundred, Point of Rocks, the Depot Field Hospital and the dismounted cavalry camp at Bailey's Creek.

The tavern pictured here was located behind you, diagonally across the street. This building served as the headquarters of Captain E.E. Camp who was in charge of Camp and Garrison Equipage including items such as tents, shovels, axes and cooking utensils.
Series This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series
Placed ByVirginia Civil War Trails
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 7:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 298454 N 4132237
Decimal Degrees37.31495000, -77.27441667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 18.897', W 77° 16.465'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 18' 53.82" N, 77° 16' 27.90" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601-699 Prince Henry Ave, Hopewell VA 23860, US
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