City Point (today’s Hopewell) served as General Ulysses S. Grant’s headquarters during the Siege of Petersburg. Seven hospitals there administered most of the care for the injured and mortally wounded.
The dead were originally interred in burial grounds near the hospitals. Later they were re-interred at City Point National Cemetery. Today 5,038 Federal soldiers are buried there, including nearly 1,400 African-Americans who died fighting for the Union.
The cemetery is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.