Document of Surrender

Signed R. E. Lee, Gen.

 

If you are dissatisfied I will give you a hassle free refund.

 

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I was recently notified that a set of my documents professionally framed, was sold, (as reproductions of course), in a Texas auction for almost $600.

These reproductions are so good that they were examined by Federal agents a couple years ago.  When they realized I was selling them as copies for displaying only, they made the statement that "they were some of the best repo's they had seen".  That makes me very proud since I put a lot of time and effort in them.

THIS SALE FOR $24.95 IS NOT FRAMED
But you can have them framed or frame them yourself
I do sell a set framed-in my eBay store.

Below are a few of the actual and unsolicited e-mails related to the Robert E. Lee Surrender documents I have listed in the past months.

I take pride in providing more than you expect.


JERRY, NO MATTER WHICH SIDE OF THE MASON DIXON LINE A PERSON LIVES ON, THEY WOULD HAVE TO BE OVERWHELMED WHEN HOLDING THESE DOCUMENTS. THE POSITION THESE SOLDIERS TOOK TO DEFEND THEIR BELIEFS AND TO LAY THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE IS MIND BOGGLING. WE KNOW SO MUCH MORE ABOUT HISTORY WHEN YOU AND PEOPLE LIKE YOU SHARE THESE DOCUMENTS. THANK YOU AGAIN. I GOT MISTY EYED WHEN I READ THEM. HAVE A GREAT NIGHT.
 

Hi, I was blown away by the look and feel of the documents that I received!! Wow, holding a  piece of history. My husband is going to be amazed when we give him these for father's day. Thank you for these items being everything and more than you advertised. I put a real confederate note next to the one that you sent and it was hard to tell the difference. Thank you for sharing you family's history. Have a great day. Kathy


FROM ONE OF SEVERAL ATTORNEYS..
Dear Jerry: I purchased three sets of the documents and had them professionally mounted. they are fabulous. I gave two sets to attorney friends of mine and both are now proudly hung in their respective offices. You have a wonderful product there. Mine is sitting in the office also. they made wonderful unique Christmas gifts. Again, thanks so much for the documents. Joe


FROM A DOCTOR:....
Jerry...received my documents in the mail today & am pleased to say they arrived in perfect condition! I have already cut (following your recommendations) and plan to frame them later today. I am sure they will make a great addition to my
civil  "war room" beside several other items on display there. You did a great job!  Thanks again......Dr. Ron

 

FROM AN ATTORNEY:
Great quality documents - they were absolutely nice enough that I was
willing to pay $190.00 to have 'em professionally framed!

--Matthew

My reply--WOW $190, are you serious?

Yeah, but the $190 framing makes it look absolutely GORGEOUS - a beautiful
brown suede mat (custom cut around the attached "revised" translation) with
the other certs mounted on top - very classic looking antique frame etc etc

--Matthew


Dear Jerry - I received my packet of the Lee surrender materials, & I was impressed with the quality. As one who has handled a good many original documents of this era, the impression they give, especially if one follows your simple instructions, is WELL worth the price. - Bert
Officer at the Gettysburg National Park 

TO READ MORE EMAIL FEEDBACK CLICK HERE

 

General Lee's Flag

ROBERT E. LEE, General CSA

Robert E. Lee has to make a choice

Informed people of both the North and the South have admired General Robert Edward Lee for almost 150 years. Contrary to belief Lee never owned slaves and while he didn't take a public stance it is written he was ideologically and morally against slavery. 

When the War started, the Virginian rejected Winfield Scott’s request to command the Union’s field forces and resigned his position as leader of the  U. S. 1st Cavalry the day after Virginia seceded.

"With all my devotion to the Union and the feeling of loyalty and duty of an American citizen, I have not been able to make up my mind to raise my hand against my relatives, my children, my home. I have therefore resigned my commission in the Army, and save in defense of my native State, with the sincere hope that my poor services may never be needed, I hope I may never be called on to draw my sword…" Lee in a letter to his sister, April 20, 1861

My great-grandfather Gideon Miller and countless of southern Americans fought and hundreds of thousands died because of what they perceived to be a duty to protect their families and land they called home. I have a feeling that it was the same in the North, most of the grunts of the war probably didn't know what they were fighting for.

I know it's not politically correct to take pride in the confederacy and people of the south are still looked down on, but I am proud of my great-grandfather who had to go all the way to Raleigh N. C. from a little farm 100 miles away to join the Confederate Army. Gideon was only a boy at the time but was present for many battles fought during the almost 4 years he spent in General Robert E. Lee's Army. He was not a hero as far as I know, but neither was he a coward.

After more than three years of war my great-grandfather, being with General Lee when he surrendered to General Grant, came home carrying a release from Appomattox, several other war papers, southern money and one of the original field copies of the Confederate States last official order, Order No. 9, signed R. E. Lee Gen.

While I have no way of knowing who actually penned my document, I do know it was brought back from Appomattox by my great grand-father at the end of the "War".

I offer for sale a Limited number of packets consisting of a "visual" clone copy of the following, "for displaying":

  • Lee's General Order No. 9(document of surrender)

  • The actual document of release from Appomattox 

  • An attractive display letter of translation

  • 5 cents North Carolina note

  • $20 confederate note

  • $10 confederate note

  • $5   confederate note
  • Information leading to Lee's surrender

All copies are made from the actual documents in my personal collection which  are guaranteed to be authentic, my original Confederate notes are crisp, unfolded and considered to be un-circulated.

Since all these documents or notes were either hand written or the blanks were filled in by hand.  There are no other documents exactly like these in the world, guaranteed.

While these documents when framed, are indistinguishable from the originals by an ordinary person, they are sold as copies to be displayed and I do not represent them as originals.  However they DO NOT have "copy" on them anywhere.

These digital copies are produced on 100% cotton paper front and back (so you can see what the backs look like) with almost exact colors, paper thickness as well as script.

I have had the copies below hanging in my place of business for 20 years with literally thousands of people looking at them and thinking they were the real thing.

Many teachers have bought these to use as "Civil war show and tell".

You will receive everything shown below in the frame except the frame.  ALL DOCUMENTS ARE COPIES OF MY ORIGINALS, YOU DO NOT GET ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS.

NOW FRAMED SETS AVAILABLE; FRAMED WITH SOLID WOOD FRAMES STAINED A RICH DARK ROSEWOOD.

 

Below is an excerpt from General Lee's Son's book and the translation of the Surrender document.

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Quotes taken from "Recollection of Letters" by General Robert E. Lee's Son

 

General Long graphically pictures the last scenes:

"It is impossible to describe the anguish of the troops when it was known that the surrender of the army was inevitable. Of all their trials, this was the greatest and hardest to endure. There was no consciousness of shame; each heart could boast with honest pride that its duty had been done to the end, and that still unsullied remained its honour. When, after his interview with General Grant, General Lee again appeared, a shout of welcome instinctively went up from the army. But instantly recollecting the sad occasion that brought him before them, their shouts sank into silence, every hat was raised, and the bronzed faces of thousands of grim warriors were bathed in tears. As he rode Slowly along the lines, hundreds of his devoted veterans pressed around the noble chief, trying to take his hand, touch his person, or even lay their hands upon his horse, thus exhibiting for him their great affection. The General then with head bare, and tears flowing freely down his manly cheeks, bade adieu to the army."

In a few words: "Men, we have fought through the war together; I have done my best for you; my heart is too full to say more," he bade them good-bye and told them to return to their homes and become good citizens. The next day he issued his farewell address, the last order published to the army:


 The ink has faded after 140 years and the writing flare people used back then with the "dip pens", make the document a little hard to read. This is the translation.

********

THE SURRENDER

"HQ Army N. Va

10th April 1865

General Orderý

            No 9 ý

After four years of arduous service, marked by

unsurpassed courage and fortitude, the army of N. Va has been

compelled to yield to overwhelming numbers and resources. I need not tell

the survivors of so many hard fought battles, who have remained steadfast to

the last, that I have consented to this result from no distrust of them.

 

But feeling that valor and devotion could accomplish nothing that

could compensate for the loss that would have attended the continuance

of the contest, I determined to avoid the useless sacrifice of those whose

past service have endeared them to their country.

 

By the terms of the agreement officers and men can return

to their homes and remain until exchanged. You will take with

you the satisfaction that proceeds from the conscientiousness

of duty faithfully performed and I earnestly pray that a merciful God

will extend to you his blessing and protection.

 

With an unceasing admiration of your constancy and devotion

to your country and a grateful remembrance of your kind and generous

consideration of myself, I bid you an affectionate farewell.

Signed R.E. Lee

General"
 


PRICES

1=$24.95  2=$49.90
 

No extra S/H on 2nd or more Packets (UNFRAMED ONLY).

 

I HAVE BEEN ASKED SEVERAL TIMES IF I HAD OTHER DOCUMENTS TO SELL AND HAVE NOT, UNTIL NOW HAD TIME TO GET THEM TOGETHER.  IF INTERESTED PLEASE CLICK HERE AND TAKE A LOOK. 

PEOPLE ASK HOW TO DISPLAY THESE DOCUMENTS. WHILE THIS IS A INDIVIDUAL PREFERENCE, I USE A 20 X 24 PICTURE FRAME, PREFERABLY MADE OUT OF DARK WOOD OR WOOD LOOK, THEN USE AS A BACKGROUND GREEN, BROWN OR BURGUNDY FELT LIKE USED ON POOL TABLES, MOUNT THE DOCUMENTS ON THE  BACKGROUND  AND INSTALL IN YOUR GLASSED FRAME. 

SHIPPED SAME DAY PAYMENT IS RECEIVED

 

Please note the charge on your CC statement will be for PEGRAM OIL CO. Company

S/H  is $5.05 anywhere in the world.

 


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I answer all e-mail promptly.

If you are dissatisfied I will give you a hassle free refund.

 

Hi Jerry,
  Thank you so much for offering the Civil War document copies for auction on ebay. I was thrilled when I opened the package. They were even more beautiful than I imagined. I had originally planned to give them as a Christmas gift to my father but I really don't think I can part with them! I'm currently working on a scrap book for him with all the information and pictures I can find on our ancestors who served (personal info, regiment info, battles participated in, etc). That may be all he gets!! HAHAHA! If I do break down and give him the wonderful documents I received from you (and I'm weak so I probably will!) I will definitely have to have a set for myself. Thanks again for all the work you put into making them look so authentic and for the tips you sent on how to display them. You have a very satisfied customer here!
 
Sincerely,
Geneva

Hi, just to let you know how much I love the Documents. I'ts like looking at the originals. I have a copy of Lincoln's Gettysburg address and this will make a great companion for it. I thank you so much for making this available to the public(me in particular:);)) Thanks again, Michael
 


Jerry,

Just a quick note to tell you I've received my documents from you. Thanks for a fast delivery and a great looking piece of history.

I do appreciate people who take to the time and effort to make something like this available to other people to enjoy.

My documents will be framed soon. I also may be getting more for Christmas presents as well. Thanks again for sharing.


Jerry:

Please email the address I purchased one previously and will purchase two more. Super!

SEM


Dear Jerry

Thank you very much for the various documents. As you state, they really are excellent once cut, folded and mounted. You are extremely fortunate to have so many items from your great grandfather. Obviously the copy of Order No 9 must be exceptionally rare outside of a national collection.

Any war is tragic but civil war is perhaps the cruelest. Support for the confederacy may be very non PC these days, but the south, like the north, fought courageously for what they believed in. The north may have won on strength of numbers and the industrial clout, but the valour, courage and pure tactical brilliance of the south can not be ignored. Lee was exceptional.

Your great grandfather was lucky to survive, the 33rd North Carolina seem to have been present at nearly every major battle in the eastern theatre. I am not sure to what extent musicians served in combat or whether their duties were restricted to medical orderlies when not boosting moral with their playing. Do your ancestors papers give any indication?

Once again for these great pieces of history, they have added an entirely new dimension to my collection.

With all best wishes.

Robin


Mr. Pegram
   I have received my documents in perfect condition and I must say they are triple the quality I expected. I believe there authenticity will be very rarely questioned and I do think I will have a hard time convincing someone that they are reproductions. I couldn't be more pleased . thank you again  
         Robert 


Dear Mr. Pegram,
  I received the copies of the documents and I had to tell you of all the items I bought through Ebay, yours are my prize.  The quality and amount of detail are excellent.  I'm a civil war buff and try to collect as many items as I can and read everything  there is about it.  Your also one of the lucky ones to have your families historical items from the Civil War.  I have a few personal and farm items from my great great grandpa, great grandpa and grandpa but nothing like what you have.  I hope your family appreciates the treasures as much as you do.  

Thanks again,  Shane


Dear Jerry,
I am stunned by the realism of these documents! They are everything that you said they would be.
Thank you for finding a way to share these family treasures with the rest of us. You must have worked very hard to get those papers & money to that high of a standard of quality.
I also want to thank you for sharing your family history & the photo of your Great-Grandfather. I appreciate that.
Thank you for being such an honorable man...the world definitely needs more like you!
With fondest regards,
Rebecca

Dear Jerry

Thank you very much for the various documents. As you state, they really are excellent once cut, folded and mounted. You are extremely fortunate to have so many items from your great grandfather. Obviously the copy of Order No 9 must be exceptionally rare outside of a national collection.

Any war is tragic but civil war is perhaps the cruelest. Support for the confederacy may be very non PC these days, but the south, like the north, fought courageously for what they believed in. The north may have won on strength of numbers and the industrial clout, but the valour, courage and pure tactical brilliance of the south can not be ignored. Lee was exceptional.

Your great grandfather was lucky to survive, the 33rd North Carolina seem to have been present at nearly every major battle in the eastern theatre. I am not sure to what extent musicians served in combat or whether their duties were restricted to medical orderlies when not boosting moral with their playing. Do your ancestors papers give any indication?

Once again for these great pieces of history, they have added an entirely new dimension to my collection.

With all best wishes.

Robin


This seller not only delivered beautiful documents but also found I had overpaid and not only notified me of the mistake but insisted on sending me a check for the difference. I would buy again and highly recommend this seller. Thanks so much


Dear Jerry,

I have received the documents. Thank you very much for them they are great. They don't look like copies. They are very good quality and I thank you once again. I gave them as a gift and they are very pleased with them. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Rebecca


Hi Jerry! This is Tracey again. Today I received my missing document. Once again, I was pleased by your punctuality, but I must admit that I was taken completely by surprise to find that you had also sent me a complete new set plus the document I was missing before (not to mention the hand written note of apology). I am truly grateful, and would like to say that you are definitely the best person I have ever conducted business with. AGAIN, THANK YOU SO MUCH!


Hello , I received my documents on Friday. I am really anxious to get them
framed. I really enjoyed  reading the extra history you sent along. How
lucky you are to have all the wonderful Civil war artifacts you have.  It
always makes me happy to hear of some one who has wonderful old things,.
especially some one like you who treasures them so much.  Thanks for
sharing,   Ida


Received the documents in today's mail.  They look great!!  Can't wait to
frame them and put them up on the wall.

I appreciate reading the history of your relative.  I'm very much into
history; the Civil War being one of the most interesting periods for me.  I
also appreciate the fact that you typed out what was written on the
documents, making it clear what was written.

Thank you so much for sharing this with others.  I think this is the
greatest thing I've ever gotten on E-Bay!


Thank you again,
Marlene 


Hi Jerry,

I got the set of documents they look great,
thanks for the info on Gideon L. Miller,  YOU THE MAN JERRY !

Thank You,
Lewis


Jerry:
Just wanted to let you know that I received the outstanding copies of
the Robert E. Lee Appomattox Surrender Papers. Superb! Truly excellent
copies of all the documents received (front & back). Very pleased with
this item purchased from you via eBay. Very pleased indeed!
Thanks so very much!
Wayne 


Jerry-

I received the documents today...they are exceptional. Thank you so much for
all of the material included with it, such as the writings on Gideon Miller.
And thank you for the careful packaging and no-nonsense business, I really
appreciate it.

Take Care and Thanks Again!

Kelly


Oh my God!! These are FABULOUS!!! What an awesome job on the copies-they do look authentic! Thank you for sharing this marvelous piece of history with us!!!!!!! I hope when my daughter is in school she will be able to show these off since they are such an important piece of American history.
 
--- Stephanie

Dear Jerry,
 
I received the cloned copies of the Civil War documents today. I am really impressed with the authentic look as if they were the originals. I will frame them and I commend you on your honesty and guarantee of satisfication. It is really great to
have a seller with your of caliber on Ebay.
 
                     Roy in Indiana 

I received my documents in excellent shape and am really impressed!  They
look so original!  I'm going to have mine framed for my grandson who is
extremely interested in the Civil War period right now.  He had at least
5 ancestors (on his maternal side alone) who fought in this war.
 
And the Confederate money looks real too - I have one real bill and except
for wrinkles, fading, etc. they cannot be distinguished one from the other.
 
Again, thank you for such an excellent product.
 
Marsha Faulk

Jerry,
 
    Thank you so much for the wonderful copy of this historic document..  It is much more than what I expected.
 
I do have a question about what is written on the back of the surrender document.  The following is located at the bottom of the page if you flip it over.  It looks like it says  "Gen Lee address to the (something) at (something)
 
On the other end it looks like  the word Appomattox but I am not sure.
 
Thanks for any info that you can provide...
 
Jim Radmore a very satisfied E-bayer...

Dear Jerry,
Sorry it has taken me so long to get back with you. I was very thrilled with the items you sent me.
You do an excellent job in putting this together, and they look authentic, and real. I would like to know what other items you have.

Again thank you very much for your expert workmanship and time in these.
Edward


Hi Jerry, just a note to let you know that I received my documents
yesterday. I am very pleased with their quality and clarity. They will make
an excellent display piece within our collection. Thanks for the fast,
friendly service. It was a pleasure doing business with you. Thanks again.

Rick.
( Positive feedback has been left.)


I just wanted to send this to say thank you!!  I
recently received the SURRENDER DOCUMENT and my fiancée
really loved it!!  He's already got it framed next to
a lot of his auth. CSA paper money.  Do you sell many
things on eBay?  If so I'll try to keep an eye on your
auctions.  Again thank you and have a great year!


Jerry,

These are great documents, they will make a good addition to my collection. Thanks for the really fast response and sharing documents that most of us will never see much less be able to display.

Thanks again, Dan


Jerry:
Just a quick note to inform you that I received the R.E. Lee Documents
earlier this week. I am VERY pleased with them and have left feedback
for you on eBay. If you have not done so, I would appreciate it if you
would do the same for me. Thank you for your fast delivery. I look
forward to doing business with you again in the future. I thought that
you did a terrific job on these copies and you are to be congratulated
on their quality!
Sincerely,
Richard


Jerry:
Thanks so very much for your kind consideration and concern that those
of us ordering copies from you actually receive the highest quality you
demand of your Civil War sale items.  You are to be complimented for
your high standards.  I, for one, admire and appreciate your personal
integrity.
Wayne 


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