City Point National Cemetery Article

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City Point National Cemetery
City Point National Cemetery, 10th Avenue & Davis Street (Hopewell city, Virginia).jpg
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City Point National Cemetery is located in Virginia
City Point National Cemetery
City Point National Cemetery is located in the US
City Point National Cemetery
LocationJct. of 10th Ave. and Davis St., Hopewell, Virginia
Coordinates 37°18′21″N 77°17′51″W / 37.30583°N 77.29750°W / 37.30583; -77.29750
CITY POINT NATIONAL CEMETERY Latitude and Longitude:

37°18′21″N 77°17′51″W / 37.30583°N 77.29750°W / 37.30583; -77.29750
Area7 acres (2.8 ha)
Built1866
Architectural styleColonial Revival
MPS Civil War Era National Cemeteries MPS
NRHP reference # 95000923 [1]
VLR #116-0006
Significant dates
Added to NRHPAugust 10, 1995
Designated VLRSeptember 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. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses 6.7 acres (2.7 ha), and as of the end of 2005, had 6,909 interments. It is managed by Hampton National Cemetery.

History

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.

Notable monuments

References

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

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