Ely Parker in uniform

Title

Ely Parker in uniform

Subject

Parker, Ely Samuel, 1828-1895

Description

Ely S. Parker was a Seneca Indian chief who served as a key aide and secretary to General Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War. He wrote out the final draft of the Confederate surrender at Appomattox.

After his service, he went on to be the first Native American to serve as Commissioner of Indian Affairs. He settled in Fairfield in the 1870's and died there August 31, 1895.

Source

Portrait Collection - Parker

Date

1888

Rights

Fairfield Museum and History Center, all rights reserved. Please contact us for information about reproductions.

Relation

Additional photograph and sword in collection