26 April 1865: “Conference between General Sherman and General Johnston”

Item Description: An image published in Harper’s Weekly Newspaper depicting General Johnston and General Sherman meeting to negotiate terms of surrender. Jefferson Davis had ordered Johnston to continue fighting, but Johnston had heard about the General Lee’s surrender and recognized the futility of continued hostilities. They negotiated terms that covered the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida, making it the largest surrender of the Civil War. The two Generals met at Bennett Place in Durham, NC. The home where they met was owned James and Nancy Bennett who were farmers.


Item Citation: Print Box 09, in the North Carolina County Photographic Collection #P0001, North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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