Weston Manor

Weston Manor (HM9H0)

Location: Hopewell, VA 23860
Country: United States of America

N 37° 18.581', W 77° 18.151'

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Weston Plantation

"? a very pretty, large white house situated on a hill that sloped to the river; with pretty fruit and shade trees scattered over the lawn." - Emma Wood Richardson

Weston Manor provided a safe haven for young Emma Wood and her family during the Civil War. Years later, Emma recalled the hardships her family endured during the war, ranging from the lack of food, clothing and medicine to the inflated prices of what little was available. Most of all she remembered the "great anxiety" she felt when the Union army arrived at City Point, nearly two miles east of here, on May 5, 1864. Wood's fears were unfounded; not only did the Federal troops provide safe passage to their lines, but also "the first real coffee and the first square meal" the family had tasted in six months.

Once the Union army occupied this area, it quickly established a pontoon bridge across the Appomattox River at Broadway Landing, approximately 1.5 miles west of here. Men and materiel used this crossing throughout the Petersburg campaign. Supplies arrived at Broadway Landing via Cedar Level Station on the United States Military Railroad.
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HM NumberHM9H0
Series This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series
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Placed ByVirginia Civil War Trails
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 3:17am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 295950 N 4131713
Decimal Degrees37.30968333, -77.30251667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 18.581', W 77° 18.151'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 18' 34.86" N, 77° 18' 9.06" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 425 Raymond St, Hopewell VA 23860, US
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