sketch of city point
A Proposed City Point Model Railroad

City Point was the US Armies main supply base during the siege of Petersburg, the final defeat of the Confederacy and occupation of the Southeast states during reconstruction.  This base was considered one of the busiest ports in the world during this period.  It was quite a marvel for the time.  Prior to the US Army's occupation, it was a run down port of minor consequence.  For a short article about City Point, see this page. The plans for modelling this site were initially concieved after seeing Merrick's excellent map of the City Point facilities made shortly after the war.  Also many photographs of City Point can be found online at the Library of Congress's digital archives, at the National Archives site and elsewhere on the web.

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