End of the War


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End of the War

According to the monument's architect Scofield, "The End of the War," (also called "The Peacemakers at City Point") is the scene "where Lincoln left his steamer, River Queen, and went ashore to visit Grant's headquarters. Gen. Sherman had been invited by Grant to make his a visit for consultation, as he usually did before making any important movement. He was accompanied by Gen. Leggett. . . . This conference led to the battle of Five Forks and the surrender of Lee's army at Appomattox." The men shown are (from left to right) George A. Cutler, Philip H. Sheridan, George Crook, Ulysses S. Grant, John A. Rowling, Abraham Lincoln, Robert T. Lincoln, Mortimer Dormer Leggett, William Tecumseh Sherman, Governor Kemble Warren, George Gordon Meade, Edward Otho Cresap Ord, David Dixon Porter, and Andrew A. Humphreys.

Image courtesy of Heidi Kathleen Elise Fearing


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