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Title Lee Surrenders to Grant at Appomattox / The Major & Knapp Eng. Mfg. & Lith. Co., U.S. Library of Congress.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The Major & Knapp Eng. Mfg. & Lith. Co., 1867.


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Description 1 online resource (ephemera).
Series Robert E. Lee anthology
Robert E. Lee anthology.
BiblioBoard Core module.
Note Original document: Ephemera.
Summary "The Room in the McLean House, at Appomattox C.H., in which Gen. Lee surrendered to Gen. Grant." Most written accounts of Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox on April 9, 1865 noted the difference between Lee’s stiff dignity and Grant’s more relaxed demeanor. This lithograph of the event, showing the two men as they waited for the peace terms to be copied, captures that difference better than most. After the surrender, Wilmer McLean, the owner of the house, lost much of his furniture to soldiers desiring mementos of the historic event. Later, in what proved to be a futile effort to recoup his losses and raise funds for his needy family, he commissioned this print. Pictured Left to Right: John Gibbon, George Armstrong Custer, Cyrus B. Comstock, Orville E. Babcock, Charles Marshall, Walter H. Taylor, Robert E. Lee, Philip Sheridan, Ulysses S. Grant, John Aaron Rawlins, Charles Griffin, unidentified, George Meade, Ely S. Parker, James W. Forsyth, Wesley Merritt, Theodore Shelton Bowers, Edward Ord. The man not identified in the picture’s legend is thought to be General Joshua Chamberlain, a hero of Gettysburg who presided over the formal surrender of arms by Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia on April 12, 1865.
Note GMD: electronic resource.
Added Author The Major & Knapp Eng. Mfg. & Lith. Co., printer.
Library of Congress, curator.
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