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10337
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On April 16, 1865, General Joseph E. Johnston surrendered to Union General William T. Sherman at Bennett Place. It was the largest troop surrender of the Civil War and effectively ended the fighting. Jackson describes the events and relates what happened to the property afterwards.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 76 Issue 5, Oct 2008, p34-37, il, por Periodical Website
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16226
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Bennett Place hosted one of its year end Civil War Sesquicentennial signature events entitled \"Road to Secession,\" which depicted Piedmont North Carolina at the outset of the war when Southern patriotism was vibrant. Activities included a 19th century baseball game, field excursions to historic sites, lectures, and fund raisers.
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4402
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James and Nancy Bennitt were yeoman farmers, the largest white farming class in the Old South. The choice of their farm by Civil War Generals Sherman and Johnston as a place to arrange the surrender of Johnston's troops has kept their name and home alive, while thousands of similar farmers slipped into obscurity. Bennett Place State Historic Site outside Durham preserves the historic moment and, through Bennitt's papers, a look at what a yeoman farm was like between 1839 and 1849.
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35727
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Whether interested in natural world or NC’s rich history, Wise asserted the Piedmont region catered to both. Historic sites highlighted included the Reed Gold Mine, site of the first gold discovery in the US; Chinqua-Penn Plantation, which contained art from around the globe; and Bennett Place, reconstructed Civil War site for General Johnson’s surrender to General Sherman. Nature and science lovers could be sated through Mount Morrow State Park; North Carolina Zoo, first state-owned zoo in the US; and Museum of Life and Natural Science, which contained the greatest treasure trove of outer space memorabilia.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 7 Issue 3, May/June 1979, p19, 41
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35919
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April was known for two Durham County anniversaries, one being the 116th anniversary of General Joseph Johnston’s surrender to General William Sherman. The latter event appears to have generated only loss, but the author proved otherwise. Noted was Union soldiers camping near Bennett Place planted a seed of demand for its bright leaf tobacco. Wealth generated from the demand yielded the relocation of Trinity College to Durham. From an endowment by James B. Duke came the transformation of Trinity College into Duke University.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 9 Issue 4, Apr 1981, p64