Image ID: AAON


by Russell (Andrew J.)



Negative Size:

8 in. x 11 in.

Military Units:

US Army

Structures & Establishments:

Weston Manor (City Point VA)


Library of Congress; National Archives; Virginia Historical Society

Locations & Lines:

City Point VA; Virginia

Historic Hopewell Foundation web site: Our key site is Weston Plantation. The main house was built in 1789 and overlooks the Appomattox River. It has been described by one Virginia historian as a classic example of Virginia Georgian architecture and the very essence of the Tidewater plantation mansion… The house was built by William and Christian Eppes Gilliam. The Gilliam family arrived in Virginia in the 17th century as indentured servants but by the late 18th century the family had amassed several plantations in the area. Christian was the daughter of Richard and Christian Robertson Eppes of nearby Appomattox Plantation. Her maternal grandfather was a descendant of Pocahontas.

Outside of City Point, past the Hospital Wharf on the Appomattox River.

Etched onto negative: 4. 237. Hd. Qtrs. Qtr-Masters Dept City Pt.

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