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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