Silent Witnesses: Surrender Souvenirs from the Mclean House
The significance of the events which took place on Palm Sunday, 1865 in the parlor of a private residence in a small Virginia town was immediately apparent to many who were there. A number of Federal officers carried home souvenirs that would commemorate the part they had played.
Group 1: "Silent Witness" Doll
Group 2: Surrender Pencil
Group 3: "Lee's Surrender Table"
Group 4: "Lee's Chair"
Group 5: "Grant's Table"
Group 6: "Grant's Chair"
Group 7: Brass Candlesticks
Did You Know?
Libby Custer's will states: “...the table on which the surrender of General Lee to General Grant was written...and now located in the... War Department Building in Washington, D. C., I give and bequeath to the United States Government...” Now in Smithsonian Museum of American History collections.