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20494[civilwarwest] Re: Surrender at Appomattox

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  • Bryan D. McRaven
    Oct 18, 1999
      The painting to which you reffer is historically accurate. The
      gentleman in gray standing beside Lee is his secretary Lt. Col. Charles
      Marshall. Standing around Gen. Grant, from left to right are; Gen. Phil
      Sheridan, Col. Orville E. Babcock, Lt.Col. Horace Porter, Maj. Gen. Edward
      O.C. Ord, Maj. Gen. Seth Williams, Col. Theodore S. Bowers, Col. Ely S.
      Parker, and Maj. Gen. George A. Custer.

      Hope this helps,

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: <JackEhmer123@...>
      To: <civilwarwest@egroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, October 18, 1999 4:34 PM
      Subject: [civilwarwest] Surrender at Appomattox

      > This may not be the correct forum for this question, but I will bet that
      > there are several out there who can answer a question for me: Who were the
      > officers present in the room at the McLean House for the signing of the
      > surrender? In particular, I am referring to the painting, "Surrender at
      > Appomattox", by Tom Lovell. The Union officer at the far right has been
      > identified to me as either Custer or Chamberlain. In fact, this picture
      > or may not be historically accurate. From Chamberlain's, "Passing of the
      > Armies", it does not appear that he was in the room. Thanks for your help.
      > Jack Ehmer
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