Image ID
ICHi-085659
Headline
Telegraph used to transmit messages of General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox
Artwork/Object Depicted
photographic prints
Copyright Notice
© Chicago Historical Society, published on or before 2018, all rights reserved.
Credit Line
Chicago History Museum, ICHi-085659
Inventory Number
1920.905a; 1920.905b
Storage Location
Original object located in DIA. This print is located in the authority file for the object, 1920.905ab
Max Pixels - Height
4991
Max Pixels - Width
6233
KEYWORDS
1920.905a
1920.905b
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward)
Telecommunications
Telegraphs
Civil War, 1861-1865
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telegraph used to transmit messages of general robert e lees surrender at appomattox

News that General Robert E. Lee signed the terms of surrender that ended the U.S. Civil War at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865 passed over this telegraph instrument from the town's railroad depot.

News that General Robert E. Lee signed the terms of surrender that ended the U.S. Civil War at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865 passed over this telegraph instrument from the town's railroad depot.