City Point National Cemetery

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City Point National Cemetery
Army of the James Monument
City Point National Cemetery is located in Virginia
City Point National Cemetery
Location Jct. of 10th Ave. and Davis St., Hopewell, Virginia
Coordinates 37°18′19″N 77°17′52″W / 37.30528°N 77.29778°W / 37.30528; -77.29778Coordinates: 37°18′19″N 77°17′52″W / 37.30528°N 77.29778°W / 37.30528; -77.29778
Area 7 acres (2.8 ha)
Built 1866
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
MPS Civil War Era National Cemeteries MPS
NRHP Reference # 95000923[1]
VLR # 116-0006
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 10, 1995
Designated VLR September 19, 1978[2]

City Point National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery in the community of City Point within the city of Hopewell, Virginia. It encompasses 6.7 acres (2.7 ha), and as of the end of 2005, had 6,909 interments. It is administered by Hampton National Cemetery.

History[edit]

During the Civil War, the area around City Point was a Union supply depot, established by General Ulysses S. Grant. Its proximity to the Confederate capitol of Richmond, Virginia made it an ideal staging place. The cemetery was established to reinter soldiers who were buried in the seven nearby hospital cemeteries and those from makeshift battlefield plots throughout the area.

City Point National Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 

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