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Object Name Pen
Catalog Number 0985.13.00325
Description Wooden handle and gold nib with pen case (see 0985.13.325a). Engraved on the top side of the point: "JOHN / FOLEY'S / BANK / PEN / NEW YORK / 1865 / NO. 10".
Material Wood/Brass
Dimensions H-7.5 W-5 L-1.25 inches
Owned Robert E. Lee
Made John Foley's Bank Pen of New York
Event Surrender at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865
Provenance This pen was used by General Robert E. Lee to sign the surrender of Confederate forces, April 9, 1865, at Appomattox Court House.
People Lee, Robert E.
Search Terms Appomattox Campaign
Surrender at Appomattox, Virginia, April 9, 1865
Subjects Writing materials
surrenders