Tag: USMRR Carpenter Shop (a) (City Point VA)

Built by US Military Railroads Construction Corps in 1864. Located adjacent to the US Military Railroads Offices. First it grew, then it was gone from later photos and is not on the 1865 map. This is probably the larger (20 by 40 feet) of the two shops described below.

Williss, Historical Base Maps. Appomattox Manor – City Point says: The Military Railroad Headquarters was located on the Railroad Whar (Wharf 5). The headquarter consisted of five buildings–office, supply store, two carpenters’ shops, and carpenters’ tool house. All were of frame construction. The office and supply store measured 20 by 150 feet, and the carpenters’ tool house was 20 by 80 feet. The approximate measurements of the large carpenter shop was 20 by 40 feet and that of the smaller was 10 by 35 feet. The five buildings cost $3,016.

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