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Major & Knapp Engraving, Manufacturing & Lithographic Co. The Room in McLean House

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02979.01 Author/Creator: Major & Knapp Engraving, Manufacturing & Lithographic Co. Place Written: New York, New York Type: Print Date: circa 1867 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Title continues, "at Appomattox C.H., in which Gen. Lee surrendered to Gen. Grant." Depicts 18 men present, mostly officers in uniform, including Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant. Published by the Major & Knapp. Eng. Mfg & Lith Co., 71 Broadway.

People: Sarony, Major & Knapp Lith., lithographer.
Major & Knapp Engraving, Manufacturing & Lithographic Co.
Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 1822-1885.
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Appomattox, Surrender, Union Forces, Union General, Confederate General or Leader, Confederate States of America, Art, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: The American Civil War