City Point (now Hopewell), located in central Virginia
at the confluence of the James and
Appomattox rivers, was the
site of Union general-in-chief Ulysses S. Grant's field headquarters during the Petersburg Campaign at the end of the American Civil War (1861–1865).
Founded in 1613 and incorporated as a town in 1826, City Point was a tiny,
out-of-the-way place before the war, with few homes or businesses. But once the Union
Army of the Potomac fought. . .
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