Civil War Views

Busy City Point waterfront in 1865 (courtesy Library of Congress).


Train near the City Point waterfront in 1864. This illustration is from a travel book by an Englishman who visited the Civil War battle front (from Transatlantic Sketches, or Sixty Days in America [London, 1865]; in the collection of the Virginia Historical Society).


 View of General Ulysses S. Grant's Headquarters at Appomattox Manor. As this painting shows, City Point became one of the busiest ports in the world while the Union army shipped in supplies for its campaign against Petersburg (courtesy Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts).