The terms of the surrender were recorded in a document hand written by Grant's
adjutant Ely S. Parker, a Native-American of the Seneca tribe, and completed around
4 p.m., April 9. Lee, upon discovering Parker to be a Seneca remarked "It is good to
have one real American here." Parker replied, "Sir, we are all Americans."
South would have been treated. If I had foreseen the use those
people designed to make of their victory, there would have been no
surrender at Appomattox Courthouse; no sir, not by me. Had I
foreseen these results of subjugation, I would have preferred to die
at Appomattox with my brave men, my sword in my right hand.
Robert Edward Lee.
Robert E. Lee's Surrender at Appomattox
Surrender at Appomattox, 1865
American Civil War Images to Ashokan Farewell
Inspired by Ken Burns' documentary series, "The Civil War", this video is a collection of American Civil War images set to the beautiful, stirring "Ashokan Farewell" by Jay Ungar. The rendition in this video is different from that in Burns' documentary—the copyright to the latter is held by Warner Music Group and not permitted to be part of the soundtrack for this video.
Old Train Coming - Memorial Day Civil War tribute
A video slide show of images and facts about the American Civil War, set to 'Old Train Coming', written and performed by my friend Jim Clare ( www.jimclare.org ).
American Civil War Tribute to the Fallen