Appomattox Manor at City Point, VA.

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City Point National Park

Location: City Point, VA (part of Petersburg National Battle Park)
Dates: N/A
Union Commander:  Ulysses S. Grant, Lieutenant General
Confederate Commander:  N/A

Battle Summary:
While no battle ever took place at City Point, it was the site of Lieutenant General U.S. Grant's headquarters, during the siege of Petersburg.

After maneuvering around Lee's right flank, at Cold Harbor, U.S. Grant made a spectacular crossing of the James River in June 1864.  The pontoon bridge, used to cross the Chickahominy River was the longest ever used, stretching over 1,200 feet.  Grant chose to cross the James as Petersburg....  More>>>>

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