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

The Original Chimney of the Bennett House

 
 
The Original Chimney of the Bennett House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2012
1. The Original Chimney of the Bennett House Marker
Inscription.
The original Bennett House, which burned on October 12, 1921, faced east on the old Hillsboro Road; the road ran in 1865 as now, south of the building. The structure consisted of one room downstairs and a small room over it; in the former Generals Johnston and Sherman held their conferences and signed the terms of their agreements.

On the south side of the road stood the stable, and nearer the road was a well, still to be seen. Under the large white-oak tree near the well the Generals hitched their horses, and their escorts waited during the conferences.
 
Location. 36° 1.755′ N, 78° 58.439′ W. Marker is in Durham, North Carolina, in Durham County. Marker is on Bennett Memorial Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Bennett Place State Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4409 Bennett Memorial 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. Bennett Place (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Bennett Place (a few steps from this marker); North Carolina (a few steps from this marker); Unity
The Original Chimney of the Bennett House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2012
2. The Original Chimney of the Bennett House Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Rotary Bandstand (within shouting distance of this marker); Meeting of the Generals (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named North Carolina (approx. 3 miles away); Duke Homestead (approx. 3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Durham.
 
Also see . . .  Bennett Place State Historic Site. (Submitted on August 11, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Marker at Bennett Place State Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2012
3. Marker at Bennett Place State Historic Site
Bennett House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 11, 2012
4. Bennett House
In this house, on April 26, 1865, Confederate Gen. Joseph Eggleston Johnston surrendered his troops to Union Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, essentially ending the Civil War. The marker can be seen on the chimney.
Inside the Bennett House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 18, 2006
5. Inside the Bennett House
This is where Gen Joseph E. Johnston surrendered his troops to Gen. William T. Sherman.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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