Original piece of wood, measuring 10 by 2.5 by 1.25 inches, from the house of Wilmer McLean at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, site of the surrender of Robert E. Grant, taken the very day the capitulation took place on April 9, 1865. ORIGINAL PIECE OF WOOD FROM THE MCLEAN HOUSE AT APPOMATTOX COURT HOUSE, SITE OF THE SURRENDER OF ROBERT E.
Accompanied with a separate letter of authenticity and handwritten note of provenance on the wood signed by William T. Shermans aide-de-camp George Ward Nichols: Head Quts. Ask Davis to please bring me a good sized relic of the place where the capitulation was signed. If Davis has already gone please get me a piece of the wood of the house or table and send it by first opportunity.
And Wood of the house at Appomattox Crt. Ward Nichols, Relic of Capitulation, Bvt.Likely taken from the siding of the table, a wall, or a door where the signing took place, according to Nichols letter. TAKEN THE VERY DAY THE CAPITULATION TOOK PLACE ON APRIL 9, 1865 AND ACCOMPANIED WITH A LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY AND HANDWRITTEN NOTE OF PROVENANCE SIGNED BY WILLIAM T.
Having abandoned the Confederate capital of Richmond, fought for nearly 10 months at the Siege of Petersburg, his retreat to the Army of Tennessee under General Joseph E. Johnston cut off, and his men deserted and starving, General Robert E. Lee finally surrendered his troops to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865, effectively ending the American Civil War.
A historically significant relic from the surrender at Appomattox requested by General William T. Shermans aide-de-camp, who would shortly thereafter witness General Johnstons surrender to Sherman at Bennett Place, North Carolina on April 26, 1865. The item "Original Piece of Wood from Appomattox Court House, Site of Civil War Surrender" is in sale since Sunday, October 24, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items". The seller is "grayautographs" and is located in Spartanburg, South Carolina.This item can be shipped to United States.