• The village of Appomattox Court House from the west, the McLean House is on the right.

    Appomattox Court House

    National Historical Park Virginia

"The Surrender" by Keith Rocco

"The Surrender" by Keith Rocco shows the known officers that were present for at least a portion of the meeting in the McLean Parlor, April 9, 1865.

"The Surrender" by Keith Rocco shows the known officers that were present for at least a portion of the meeting in the McLean Parlor, April 9, 1865.

Keith Rocco

Other than General Lee, the only other Confederate in the room during the surrender meeting was Lt. Col. Charles Marshall. They are believed to have been in the room for the entire meeting, about 90 minutes, from about 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Lt. Gen. Grant and Lt. Col. Ely Parker also seem to be in the room for the entire meeting. Many of the other 14 officers shown in this painting were probably only in the room for a portion of the meeting. Some of them write in later accounts of spending time on the porch or in the yard during a portion of the meeting. The officers in this painting are from left to right:
Lt. Col. Charles Marshall
Lt. Col. Ely S. Parker
Gen. Robert E. Lee
Lt. Col. Orville E. Babcock
Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
Maj. Gen. Edward O. C. Ord
Lt. Col. Horace Porter
Capt. Robert T. Lincoln
Lt. Col. Theodore S. Bowers
Maj. Gen. Phillip H. Sheridan
Brig. Gen. John Rawlins
Brig. Gen. Rufus Ingalls
Lt. Col. Adam Badeau
Brig. Gen. Goerge H. Sharpe
Brig. Gen. Michael Morgan
Brig. Gen. Seth Williams

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