McLean House

McLean House (HM3H1)

Location: Appomattox, VA 24522 Appomattox County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 22.644', W 78° 47.832'

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At midday on April 9, 1865, General Robert E. Lee rode into this yard, dismounted, and disappeared into the McLean House. Grant, surrounded by generals and staff officers, soon followed. Dozens of officers, horses, and onlookers waited outside. After 90 minutes, Lee and Grant emerged. To the silent salutes of Union officers, Lee rode back through the village - to his defeated army.

The home that hosted the surrender meeting was one of the best in Appomattox. Built in 1848, it had since 1862 been owned by businessman Wilmer McLean. The house became a sensation after the surrender. Union officers took some mementos; and in 1893 it was dismantled for display in Washington, D.C. But that display never happened, and the National Park Service reconstructed the building on its original site in the 1940s.
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HM NumberHM3H1
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Placed ByAppomattox Court House National Historic Park, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 8:42am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 695036 N 4139016
Decimal Degrees37.37740000, -78.79720000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 22.644', W 78° 47.832'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 22' 38.64" N, 78° 47' 49.92" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 17832-17836 National Park Dr, Appomattox VA 24522, US
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