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Durham in Durham County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

North Carolina

Civil War Trails

 
 
North Carolina Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 11, 2010
1. North Carolina Marker
Inscription. North Carolina’s Civil War stories are as diverse as its landscape. The Outer Banks and coastal rivers saw action early in the war, as Union forces occupied the region. Stories abound of naval battles, blockade running, Federal raids and the Confederacy’s struggle to supply its armies. Other tales are told in the western mountains, a sometimes-lawless region where Unionists and Confederates fought a war within the war. In the rolling central piedmont, memories linger of Union Gen. William T. Sherman’s relentless march north early in the spring of 1865, when his army defeated the Confederates under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. Finally, April 26, Johnston surrendered essentially ending the Civil War.

Experience these and many more stories as you tour the North Carolina Civil War Trails. Please drive carefully as you visit the sites where ironclads and wooden ships, spies and smugglers, heroes and villains, slaves and soldiers engaged in the greatest conflict in American history.
 
Erected by North Carolina Civil War Trails.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the North Carolina Civil War Trails marker series.
 
Location. 36° 2.164′ N, 78° 55.279′ W. Marker is in Durham, North Carolina
Wide view of the North Carolina Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 11, 2010
2. Wide view of the North Carolina Marker
Located in front of the Duke Homestead visitor center and Tobacco Museum, the marker (right) stands next the Duke Homestead North Carolina Civil War Trails marker.
, in Durham County. Marker can be reached from Duke Homestead Road. Click for map. The marker is located in the visitor parking lot of the Duke Homestead North Carolina Historic Site, adjacent to the walkway to Tobacco Museum and visitor center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham NC 27705, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Duke Homestead (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Duke Homestead (approx. 0.9 miles away); West Point Truce Line (approx. 2.4 miles away); Royal Ice Cream Sit-In (approx. 2.9 miles away); Bennett Place (approx. 3 miles away); Rotary Bandstand (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named North Carolina (approx. 3 miles away); a different marker also named Bennett Place (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Durham.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker shown.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 619 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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