Beginning Oct. 28, 2013, the McLean House front porch will be closed, (house to remain open).
The front porch of the McLean House is being renovated requiring entry into the house to through the back door beginning Oct. 28.
"The Surrender" by 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:
Did You Know?
The name of this village is Appomattox Court House, as was common among many county seats in Virginia. The surrender meeting actually took place in a private home, that of Wilmer McLean.