Appomattox (of a sorts) in Massachusetts

Grant-AppomattoxOne place I was surprised to find to run into Lee and Grant was in Lowell, Massachusetts. There, their meeting at Appomattox is frozen in time in the main room of the city library, courtesy of artist Paul Philippoteaux, the man who painted the Gettysburg Cyclorama.

The painting is one of three that depict key moments from Grant’s career as a general. You can read more about my visit to Lowell in the ECW archives, “Grant’s Long Road from Ft. Donelson to Lowell.”

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