• 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?

Colored Troops

Several regiments of United States Colored Troops fought on the front line in the Battle of Appomattox Court House on the morning of April 9, 1865. Blacks served in segregated units under white officers. The U.S. Army would not be integrated until the Korean War.