Grant’s Cabin at City Point – Hopewell, VA
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N 37° 19.019 W 077° 16.576
18S E 298296 N 4132466
Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant lived in this cabin during the siege of Petersburg in 1864 and 1865. He was visited here by President Lincoln and other government officials.
Waymark Code: WM7XM4
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 12/19/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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The town of City Point, now a district in Hopewell, was the headquarters for the Union army during its siege of Petersburg and Richmond. Grant lived in one of the many small cabins that were built to replace tents that had been used in warmer weather.

The marker next to the cabin reads as follows:

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. Lincoln, Major General William T. Sherman, Secretary of State William Seward, and Secretary of War Edwin Stanton.

This was one of 22 cabins that stood on the Eppes property. After the war, Grant’s cabin was moved to Philadelphia, where it remained on display for 116 years. In 1981, the National Park Service returned the cabin to City Point and reassembled it on its original site. About ten percent of the structure is original. It is one of the few vestiges of the Union occupation of City Point.

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