Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Surrender Room



When Betsy and I were in Virginia in 2007, we stopped at Appomattox Court House, the site of Robert E. Lee's surrender to Ulysses S. Grant. This is the room in the MacLean House in which the two met. Robert E. Lee sat at the table on the left, while U. S. Grant sat at the table on the right.

8 comments:

Hilda said...

A fantastic slice of history! It looks wonderfully well-preserved!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Wow. How interesting...to be a fly on the wall...

rainfield61 said...

What a history lesson.

Chris said...

That must have been a fantastic experience for you

Janie said...

What an interesting bit of history. Thanks for the info and the photograph.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Who maintains this room, the winners or the losers? Or do Virginians and the rest of the South now consider themselves part of the winners since they are such an important par of the current United States? Just curious how people living in The South feel about The War Between The States. ;-)

Baron's Life said...

I think the tour guide poses a good question...thanks for sharing this with us

Carrizo said...

Again great photo from historical place.

Thank You George.