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.
Marker series. This marker is included in the North Carolina Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 35° 59.565′ N, 78° 54.259′ W. Marker is in Durham, North Carolina Touch for map. Marker is located on the northeast corner of the intersection of Blackwell Street and Dillard Street, in front of the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Marker is in this post office area: Durham NC 27701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Durham's Station (here, next to this marker); Black Wall Street (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Sprunt Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bull City Blues (approx. 0.8 miles away); Royal Ice Cream Sit-In (approx. 0.8 miles away); North Carolina Central University (approx. 1.4 miles away); James E. Shepard (approx. 2.2 miles away); John Merrick (approx. 2.4 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.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 11, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 11, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.