Documents relating to the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, 1865 Apr. 9-10.


Parker, Ely Samuel, 1828-1895. Documents relating to the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, 1865 Apr. 9-10.

Documents relating to the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, 1865 Apr. 9-10.

Two leaves from a manifold copy book and an envelope that once contained them. The first leaf is a letter from Ulysses S. Grant to Robert E. Lee, proposing terms of surrender. The second contains a letter from Lee to Grant, accepting the terms; followed by special orders issued at Grant's command by Lt. Col. Ely S. Parker, appointing officers to carry out the stipulations of the surrender.

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