Durham in Durham County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Civil War Trails
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. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 26, 1872.
Location. 36° 1.767′ 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. Marker is located near the Bennett Place State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4409 Bennett Memorial 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. Bennett Place (here, next to this marker); The Original Chimney of the Bennett House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Bennett Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Unity (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Durham.
More about this marker. The background of the marker contains a map of North Carolina with the locations of Civil War Trails indicated. Two illustrations from Harper's Weekly appear on the marker: one depicts the "Battle of Bentonville" and the other "James Bennett's House. Where Johnston surrendered." A third picture, courtesy of the Naval Historical Foundation, shows the CSS Albemarle.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 536 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 13, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.