Surrender of Lee


Stock #: 416942
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: Appomattox
State: Virginia (VA)
County: Appomattox
Publisher: The Jamestown Amusement & Vending Co., Inc.
Postmark: 1910 Feb-24
PM City: Dill
PM State: OK
Stamp: 1c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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This picture represents the meeting of Generals Lee and Grant in the home of Mr. McLean at Appomattox Court House to arrange for the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, on April 9, 1865. General Lee bore himself to the last in a manner worthy of his heroic record, and history will always accord to him his well-won place as one of the foremost commanders of modern times. After the papers were signed he rode through the ranks of his men, who losing all consciousness of their own bitter anguish in what they knew his must be, rushed up to him, and, choking with emotion, vied with each other for the honor of touching his hand. With tears streaming down his cheeks he said, "My men, we have fought through the war together; I have done the best I could for you."

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