SURRENDER AT APPOMATTOX
by Tom Lovell
Overall Print Size: 25¼" x 17½"
Edition Size: Open
In "SURRENDER AT APPOMATTOX" artist Tom Lovell brilliantly captures the majesty and tragedy of one of the most significant events in American history. On April 9, 1865, Lt. General Ulysses S. Grant accepted the surrender of General Robert E. Lee and his army of Northern Virginia. This momentous event took place at the village of Appomattox Court House, Virginia, three miles from the present-day Appomattox, in the parlor of the McLean House. General Grant's generous terms proved to have far-reaching effects on the repair of relations between the North and South. After four years of bitter conflict, the Civil War had finally ended. General Lee in a new dress uniform is in sharp contrast to General Grant who is wearing muddy boots and a private's blouse decorated with the three stripes of his rank. Lt Col Charles Marshall, military secretary, stands at Lee's side. Colonel Ely S. Parker, a Seneca Indian, acting as Grant's secretary, stands at his left. Behind Grant, from left to right, are Major-General Philip H. Sheridan, Colonel Orville E. Babcock, Lieutenant-General Horace Potter, Major-General Edward O.C. Ord, Major-General Seth Williams, Colonel Theodore S. Bowers, Colonel Ely S. Parker, and Major-General George A. Custer.