Grant's Cabin at Appomattox Manor, Hopewell, VA Photos

When the Union set up their 1864 siege of Petersburg, they turned the Hopewell harbor into one of the busiest ports in the world as offloaded supplies were sent by rail directly to the siege lines. Immediately adjacent on the shore of the Appomattox River wharves, Ulysses S. Grant's took over the Appomattox Plantation for his headquarters operation. However, for the symbolic value and to show his men that this was not to be a long-term situation, he set up his living quarters in a tent on the lawn. However, while he was off in Washington for meetings, Grant's staff built him a cabin, to which he did not object. Lincoln arrived at this front line location on March 24, 1865. The cabin and the Dr. Richard Eppes plantation house are now run as a museum by the U.S. Parks Service.

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Hopewell Cabin Headquarters of Ulysses S. Grant during the Siege of Petersburg on grounds of Eppes House. Hopewell, VA.Cabin built by U.S. Grant's staff while General was away in Washington to replace his tent. Hopewell, VA.Interior of U.S. Grant's HQ cabin at Hopewell run by National Park Service. Hopewell, VA.Basin & pitcher in U.S. Grant's HQ cabin at Hopewell. Hopewell, VA.
Hopewell Cabin Headquarters of Ulysses S. Grant during the Siege of Petersburg on grounds of Eppes House. Hopewell, VA.Cabin built by U.S. Grant's staff while General was away in Washington to replace his tent. Hopewell, VA.Interior of U.S. Grant's HQ cabin at Hopewell run by National Park Service. Hopewell, VA.Basin & pitcher in U.S. Grant's HQ cabin at Hopewell. Hopewell, VA.
Interior of U.S. Grant's HQ cabin at Hopewell. Hopewell, VA.Fireplace in U.S. Grant's HQ cabin with fender with USG initials at Hopewell. Hopewell, VA.Fireplace fender with USG initials in U.S. Grant's HQ cabin at Hopewell. Hopewell, VA.Interior of U.S. Grant's HQ cabin at Hopewell. Hopewell, VA.
Interior of U.S. Grant's HQ cabin at Hopewell. Hopewell, VA.Fireplace in U.S. Grant's HQ cabin with fender with USG initials at Hopewell. Hopewell, VA.Fireplace fender with USG initials in U.S. Grant's HQ cabin at Hopewell. Hopewell, VA.Interior of U.S. Grant's HQ cabin at Hopewell. Hopewell, VA.
Harper's weekly giving Civil War news in U.S. Grant's HQ cabin at Hopewell. Hopewell, VA.Grant's desk in his HQ cabin at Hopewell. Hopewell, VA.Shade with painted eagle in U.S. Grant's HQ cabin at Hopewell. Hopewell, VA.Original door of Ulysses S. Grant's HQ cabin at Hopewell. Hopewell, VA.
Harper's weekly (Sept. 3, 1864) giving Civil War news in U.S. Grant's HQ cabin at Hopewell. Hopewell, VA.Grant's desk in his HQ cabin at Hopewell. Hopewell, VA.Shade with painted eagle in U.S. Grant's HQ cabin at Hopewell. Hopewell, VA.Original door of Ulysses S. Grant's HQ cabin at Hopewell. Hopewell, VA.
Appomattox River of Hopewell Port. Hopewell, VA.Model of how Union ships were unloaded onto freight cars at Hopewell Port for transport straight to Union troops on Petersburg siege lines. Hopewell, VA.Appomattox Plantation tree on Appomattox River. Hopewell, VA.Dr. Richard Eppes house of Appomattox Plantation in Hopewell run by National Park Service. Hopewell, VA.
Appomattox River of Hopewell Port. Hopewell, VA.Model of how Union ships were unloaded onto freight cars at Hopewell Port for transport straight to Union troops on Petersburg siege lines. Hopewell, VA.Appomattox Plantation tree on Appomattox River. Hopewell, VA.Dr. Richard Eppes house of Appomattox Plantation in Hopewell run by National Park Service. Hopewell, VA.
General Ulysses S. Grant in his modesty & solidarity with his men set up a tent on the lawn of the Eppes house rather than move in. Hopewell, VA.Civil War damage to chimney of Eppes house. Hopewell, VA.Eppes house parlor with original pre-Civil War furniture kept in storage during conflict. Hopewell, VA.Eppes house parlor with original pre-Civil War furniture. Hopewell, VA.
General Ulysses S. Grant in his modesty & solidarity with his men set up a tent on the lawn of the Eppes house rather than move in. Hopewell, VA.Civil War damage to chimney of Eppes house. Hopewell, VA.Eppes house parlor with original pre-Civil War furniture kept in storage during conflict. Hopewell, VA.Eppes house parlor with original pre-Civil War furniture. Hopewell, VA.
Eppes house parlor. Hopewell, VA.Eppes house library & fireplace. Hopewell, VA.Eppes house library. Hopewell, VA.Eppes house kitchen. Hopewell, VA.
Eppes house parlor. Hopewell, VA.Eppes house library & fireplace. Hopewell, VA.Eppes house library. Hopewell, VA.Eppes house kitchen. Hopewell, VA.
Eppes house stoneware storage in kitchen. Hopewell, VA.Eppes house laundry room. Hopewell, VA.

Eppes house stoneware storage in kitchen. Hopewell, VA.Eppes house laundry room. Hopewell, VA.


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