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20496[civilwarwest] Re: Surrender at Appomattox

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  • Don Myers
    Oct 18, 1999
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      I wouldn't swear to this, I thought that I had read somewhere that Custer
      was not actually in the same room for the surrender because it was too
      crowded. That he had to witness it from another room or hallway or
      something. Further, that Phil Sheridan felt bad that Custer couldn't be in
      there, so he purchased the table the surrender signing took place on from
      Mr. MacClean, and presented it to Custer as a present.

      Like I said, I "heard" or read this somewhere, whether it has any factual
      basis to it or not I could not vouch for.
      Your Obedient Servant;
      -----Original Message-----
      From: Bryan D. McRaven <dameron@...>
      To: civilwarwest@egroups.com <civilwarwest@egroups.com>
      Date: Monday, October 18, 1999 9:03 PM
      Subject: [civilwarwest] Re: Surrender at Appomattox

      > 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
      >> 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
      >> Jack Ehmer
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