Monthly Archives: April 2015

Bennett Place – Appomattox was not the only surrender

Tweet Eight days after the surrender of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia on April 9, 1865, negotiations began between Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman and Gen. Joseph E. Johnston at the home of James Bennett near modern day Durham, North … Continue reading

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March 29, 1865: We whipped Sherman at both places – Daniel Boyd, North Carolina

Tweet On March 29, 1865 Daniel Boyd wrote his final letter in the collection. He had fought in the battles of Averasboro and Bentonville after advancing into North Carolina with Hardee’s Corps. He was writing from camp in Smithfield Station, … Continue reading

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