Veteran Bugler shares memories of Appomatox Surrender

Claude Bauer

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From the Saturday Evening Post: "Seth M. Flint, an 18-year-old bugler attached to Gen. Ulysses Grant, was present at Appomattox for the truce ending the Civil War. At the age of 93, he shared his memories of that historic meeting in an article from our April 6, 1940, issue."

See the whole story here. I especially like the last paragraph, where he talks about the music played that evening:

 

Kurt G

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Custer was not at the McLean house for the surrender . It could be just the clouded memory of a 93 year old veteran . Nice story in any case.
 

Claude Bauer

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Custer was not at the McLean house for the surrender . It could be just the clouded memory of a 93 year old veteran . Nice story in any case.
I wondered about that. I've read about the surrender and done a couple of events at Appomattox including the 150th commemoration, and that was never mentioned. Maybe it was an intentional embellishment to add to the grandeur of the situation or like you say, a clouded memory.
 
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