The largest troop surrender of the Civil War occurred at the Bennett Place State Historic Site in Durham. In April 1865, Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston and Gen. Sherman met in the Bennett home to sign surrender papers for the Southern armies in the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida. Today, the Bennett farm has been reconstructed and restored as it would have been back then.
Look in the kitchen house for a glimpse into the daily life of the Bennetts and let the scents of the smokehouse and gardens take you back. Learn about the family and view Civil War artifacts in the museum gallery of the visitor’s center.
(Courtesy North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources)