Appomattox Manor at City Point, VA.
City Point National Park
Location: City Point, VA (part of Petersburg National Battle Park)
Ulysses S. Grant, Lieutenant General
Confederate Commander: N/A
While no battle ever took place at City Point, it was the site of Lieutenant
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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