Bennett Place Historic Site, Durham

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On April 17, 1865 Major General William Tecumseh Sherman and General Joseph Eggleston Johnston met at the home of James and Nancy Bennett to put an end to a war that had cost America more than 670,000 lives (approximately 620,000 and 50,000 civilian).

On April 26, 1865 an agreement was reached which surrendered more than 89,270 Confederate soldiers making this the largest surrender of the American Civil War.

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  • 07/08/22 - My Daughter-in-Law took us here, I have to say, I didn't know anything about the Bennett Place, but I took away some great history, I only knew about the surrender at Appomattox, Virginia.....  more
    07/08/22 - My Daughter-in-Law took us here, I have to say, I didn't know anything about the Bennett Place, but I took away some great history, I only knew about the surrender at Appomattox, Virginia.....  more »
  • We enjoyed touring the small museum and grounds. That day, the web link for the walking tour was not working, but the staff was working to get it back up. 
    We enjoyed touring the small museum and grounds. That day, the web link for the walking tour was not working, but the staff was working to get it back up.  more »
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  • Beautiful grounds and historical site. Peaceful place to learn about local history and enjoy a break outdoors. A neat look back in time!
  • Ralph Wilson was our tour guide and made the experience far better than expected. Very knowledgeable and such an excellent storyteller. He was so good with his audience and he really brought the place the history to life.

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