TWO UNION GENERALS AT THE SURRENDER OF ROBERT E. LEE AT APPOMATTOX COURT HOUSE, 1865
General George Foster Shepley (1819 – 1878) Signed Slip, "G. F. Shepley, Brig Genl U. S. Vol", 4.25 x 3, in ink on one side slip, was a lawyer and politician in Maine, an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War, after the capture of New Orleans he was made military governor of Louisiana (18th LA Gov), military governor of Richmond, Virginia and with the Army of the James was present at Appomattox Court House at the surrender of the General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. After the war he was appointed as a Circuit Court Judge for the state of Maine.
General Seth Williams (1822-66) Signed Slip, "S. Williams, Bvt. Major Genl", on the other side of 4.25 x 3 slip, was a West Point graduate who served through the entire Mexican-American War and was adjutant general of the Army of the Potomac who delivered terms of surrender to the Confederates and was at Appomattox at the surrender April 9, 1865. Both ink signatures and ranks are in fine condition, with minor age toning.