Flag of truce

This original flag of truce was carried by General James Longstreet under order of General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox. Lee requested a deferment from fighting while he considered the terms of surrender offered by General Grant. This portion of a white linen dish towel was ultimately presented by General Philip Sheridan to the wife of General George Custer in appreciation of his service during the war.

Division of Social History, Political History
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Behring Center
Gift of Mrs. Elizabeth B. Custer

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