• 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?

Grant and Staff - Lt. Col. Parker on left.

The formal copy of Grant's surrender terms was scribed by Ely Parker, a Seneca Indian. Lee remarked to Parker, “I am glad to see one real American here.” Parker later stated, “I shook his hand and said, We are all Americans.” Parker's library is in the Appomattox Court House NHP collection.