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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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil
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.
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. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 26, 2004.
 
Location. 36° 2.164′ N, 78° 55.279′ W. Marker is in Durham, North Carolina, in Durham County. Marker can be reached from Duke Homestead Road. 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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2828 Duke Homestead Road, Durham NC 27705, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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); Duke University (approx. 2.3 miles away); West Point Truce Line (approx. 2.4 miles away); Visionary Leadership in the New South (approx. 2.9 miles away); Five Points Loan Company (approx. 2.9 miles away); Royal Ice Cream Sit-In (approx. 2.9 miles away); Emanuel J. Evans, 1907-1997, and Sara N. Evans, 1905-1986 (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 798 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 11, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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