In a message dated 10/18/1999 7:05:04 PM Mountain Daylight Time,
<< Subj: [civilwarwest] Re: Surrender at Appomattox
Date: 10/18/1999 7:05:04 PM Mountain Daylight Time
(Bryan D. McRaven)
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, >>
Thanks to Bryan for this answer and to all of the other replies. I was able
to get a copy of "The Art of Tom Lovell", which states verbatim the above
attendance. According to Robert Hendrickson's, "The Road to Appomattox", also
in the room were Generals Rollins, Merritt, Barnard, and Ingalls and Colonels
Morgan and Boudeau (sp?).
Hendrickson casts some doubt if Custer was actually in the room. I also found
the link to the Smithsonian very useful, which states that Generals Ord and
Sheridan "bought" the two tables from the Mcleans. Ord offered one table to
Julia Grant, which she declined, and Sheridan gave the other to Libby Custer.