> GENERAL SMALLS . 1700 Madison Ave . 757-878-2337
Hours: Open 24 hours/ 7 days a week
Welcome to the Fort Eustis General Smalls Inn. We hope your stay with us is an enjoyable and comfortable experience. Our front desk is available to answer any of your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The General Smalls Inn accepts reservations for all military duty personnel in a PCS or TDY status, DoD Civilians attending conferences, and hospital visitors. Reservations are accepted 24/7. You may also fax in your reservation with a copy of your orders. Reservation availability is on a first come first serve basis. Check in time is 1600 hours and checkout is 1100 hours.
Upon making a reservation, each traveler is issued a reservation number as confirmation. When accomodations are not available, guests are issued a Statement of Non-availability Number (SNA) to include in their TDY reimbursment documentation and/or future reference. DVQ reservations are handled by JBLE Protocol.
WHO IS GENERAL SMALLS?
General Robert Smalls, born to Lydia, desceded of slaves from Guinea, was a slave and a pilot of the steamboat Planter, a 300-ton armed vessel. In 1862, while the white crew was ashore, Smalls took the Planter across Union lines. He also gave the Northern commanders information about Confederate positions. Hailed as a hero in the North, Smalls received $1,500 and was made a second lieutenant in the Union's Colored Troops. After the war, Smalls became a South Carolina official and a Republican Congressman.
(For more info on General Smalls: http://www.robertsmalls.org/about.htm , http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/a0878501.html)