Monday, September 13, 2010

The McLean House

On April 9, 1865 after four years of Civil War, approximately 630,000 deaths and over 1 million casualties, General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, at the home of Wilmer and Virginia McLean in the rural town of Appomattox Court House, Virginia. General Lee arrived at the Mclean home shortly after 1:00 p.m. followed a half hour later by General Grant. The meeting lasted approximately an hour and a half. The terms agreed to by General Lee and Grant and accepted by the Federal Government would become the model used for all the other surrenders which shortly followed. The surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia allowed the Federal Government to redistribute forces and bring increased pressure to bear in other parts of the south resulting in the surrender of the remaining field armies of the Confederacy over the next few months.


  1. Your header photo is beautiful, I always look forward to the Dogwoods blooming in the Spring. I also enjoyed this post very much. Very interesting indeed. Thank you, it's been lovely catching up with your blog.
    An English Girl Rambles

  2. I'm surprised there isn't a verandah upstairs. Thank you for providing some histlry, I found it very interesting.

  3. Tanya, it's lovely seeing you pop up again from time to time with a comment on my blog. Hope all is well with you and your family. Best wishes from Vermont.


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