City Point National Cemetery

City Point National Cemetery is located in the historical district of Hopewell, Virginia. The cemetery received its name from the town City Point which was in Prince George County before being annexed by the City of Hopewell in 1923. At the confluence of the James and Appomattox rivers, City Point was a vital transportation center for railroads such as the Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad, and was a well-established inland port on the James River and Kanawha Canal at the onset of the Civil War. City Point’s transportation advantages and proximity to Richmond, the longest-enduring capital of the Confederacy, led Union General Ulysses S. Grant to establish a supply depot for his army here.

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