09 April 2009

This Day In History


Today is the 144th anniversary of General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, Virginia and the end of the South's 4-year long struggle for independence.

7 comments:

chaps said...

Deo Vindice.

James F. Epperson said...

I'm tempted to suggest that God did vindicate, on April 9th, 1865 ;-)

But the real reason for this note is to thank Richard for putting up the Lovell print of the surrender. It is, IMHO, the best of many such paintings, and a print proudly adorns my den.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

I have the same print, given to me by my father, in my foyer.

Jubilo said...

"The war is over; the Rebels are our countrymen again." -General U.S. Grant.

cordially,
David Corbett

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

"You may take with you the satisfaction that proceeds from the consciousness of duty faithfully performed, and I earnestly pray that a merciful God will extend to you his blessing and protection." ~ R.E. Lee

brboyd said...

Yes, this is a great print. I bought it for $15 dollars at Petersburg I believe in the early 90s. I spent quite a bit more on the frame (too much really) but it is a great print and looks great in my library.

Greg Rowe said...

I've seen this print many times, but seeing the picture in the McLean parlor and seeing the desks and other furnishing and the room in which this history was made was an awesome experience and the highlight of my trip to Virginia last summer.