"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?
Major James Field, of A.P. Hill's staff, surrendered at Appomattox. Field served in the Mexican War, helped to write the 1st Constitution for the State of California and ran for Vice President of the United States in 1892. (Field's Confederate frock coat is at Appomattox Court House NHP)