Last MeetingAfter Union forces secured Petersburg on April 3, 1865, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant established his headquarters here at the Thomas Wallace House. He sent word to President Abraham Lincoln at City Point that Petersburg had fallen and invited Lincoln to meet him here. Lincoln and his son Tad rode the U.S. Military Railroad to Hancock Station, where his son Capt. Robert T. Lincoln, a member of Grant's staff, met him and escorted him through Union and Confederate lines. After pausing at Confederate Fort Mahone, they arrived here about 11 A.M. to find Grant seated on the front porch. Lincoln dismounted and walked rapidly through the gate, "his face beaming with delight," to shake Grant's hand and offer congratulations.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 6:14pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 286558 N 4122450|
|Decimal Degrees||37.22415000, -77.40575000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 13.449', W 77° 24.345'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 13' 26.94" N, 77° 24' 20.70" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||804, 434, 757|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 147-299 S Market St, Petersburg VA 23803, US|
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