Surrender at Appomattox
Original Author: Currier & Ives, publisher
Created: ca. 1865
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph

Surrender at Appomattox

In this contemporary hand-colored lithograph, Confederate general Robert E. Lee signs the terms of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia to Union general Ulysses S. Grant. The surrender took place on April 9, 1865, inside the home of Wilmer and Virginia McLean in Appomattox Court House, Virginia.