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

    Appomattox Court House

    National Historical Park Virginia

Parker's Red Jacket Medal

Red Jacket, Senaca Chief
Red Jacket, the Seneca Chief and Orator, wearing the medal presented to him by President Washington in 1792.  Red Jacket was the Grand Father of Ely S. Parker. 

Portrait by Charles Bird King ca. 1825
New York State Archives

Did You Know?

wagon retreat from Petersburg

In the week between evacuating Richmond on April 2nd and arriving in Appomattox on April 8th, Lee’s Confederate forces lost half their numbers, from roughly 60,000 men to about 30,000.