Modern Views of the City Point and Army Line Yard Location

Taken November, 2017, This View From the Bluff Views the Location of the City Point and Army Line Engine House

Taken November, 2017, This view shows where part of the City Point and Army Line yard was located

This picture was taken from the bluff, where the impressive row of barracks were located. The First Baptist Church of City Point is located there now. The bluff at the far side of the picture is where the railroad hospital was located. After taking this and several other pictures, a resident asked me if I was with the company that was planning some development there. I said no, I was interested in Civil War history. He said that was understandable. Maybe I should have asked him what was up, but felt that I didn’t want to disturb the residents any more than I already had done.

Here is a famous view taken from the same general location during the Civil War.

Water tanks and bluff where railroad hospital was located

Water tanks and bluff where railroad hospital was located

Here is a modern view of the cut leading to the yard.

Cut leading to City Point Termnial

Cut leading to City Point Termnial

The US Military Railroad laid 3 parallel tracks in this cut.

My overall impression is that there wasn’t a lot of extra space at City Point. Everything seems like it must have been squeezed pretty tightly together.

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