McLean House - Place of Lee's Surrender
We visited Appomattox Court House during January 2009. We were traveling through the area on our return from Florida. Also, Karen, a lady who Elizabeth has taken a number of weaving classes with, lives near here. The image above is of McLean Home.After four years of war and over 630,000 casualties Generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant met in the parlor of the McLean Home in the village of Appomattox Court House, Virginia and agreed to terms which would make reunification of the Nation possible. The surrender meeting between General Robert E. Lee and Lt. General Ulysses S. Grant occurred on April 9, 1865.Following the Civil War, McLean home suffered from vandalism and souvenir-takers. The home was dismantled and taken to Chicago for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. However, it was never shipped. The house was reconstructed on its present site 1947 -1949 and opened to the public. Current photographs, when compared to old photographs, show that the restoration was very faithful.