The Arms & Equipment in the Civil War Message Board

Robert E. Lee's sword.

One of the functions of a sword was to serve as a symbol in surrender ceremonies. When Robert E. Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox what happened to the "handsome sword" Lee had when he went to Appomattox? Lee did not offer to surrender it and Grant did not demand it. What is the story of the sword?

Messages In This Thread

Robert E. Lee's sword.
1st hit on a Goggle search
Re: 1st hit on a Goggle search
Museum of Confederacy