Grant’s Council of War Near Massaponax Church in Virginia, May 21, 1864. General Grant is standing behind the bench, looking over General Meade’s shoulder at a map.
Soldiers have carried out several church pews arranged in octagon for the officers to sit on, many of those present were General Grant, Gen. Rawlins, Col. Bowens, Col. Comstock, Gen, Meade and staff.

Grant’s Council of War Near Massaponax Church in Virginia, May 21, 1864.
General Grant is standing behind the bench, looking over General Meade’s
shoulder at a map.

Soldiers have carried out several church pews arranged in octagon for the officers to sit on, many of those present were General Grant, Gen. Rawlins, Col. Bowens, Col. Comstock, Gen, Meade and staff.