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ECW Podcast “Reaping The Whirlwind at Bennett Place” Is Now Available

We’re releasing our podcasts on Tuesdays! Our second podcast for September appeared this morning on Patreon. It’s taking a closer look at the 1865 events at Bennett Place, the site of the Confederate surrender in North Carolina in a Civil War … Continue reading

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Eric Wittenberg Rides the “Whirlwind” at Bennett Place

“We Ride a Whirlwind”: Sherman and Johnston at Bennett Place is award-winning historian Eric J. Wittenberg’s 20th published book on the Civil War. Unlike almost all of his other works, this is not a battle study. Rather, it’s a detailed look at the nine … Continue reading

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On Location: Bennett Place

While the surrender at Appomattox Court House represented a neat and tidy ending to the Civil War narrative—and is thus the best-known surrender of the war—the largest surrender actually place more than a week later in North Carolina, at Bennett … Continue reading

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Appomattox and Bennett Place: A Remarkable Contrast

I had the honor and privilege of attending and participating in a portion of the weeklong commemoration sof the surrenders at Bennett Place on April 18, 2015, the 150th anniversary of the signing of the initial peace treaty by Maj. … Continue reading

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Events Larger Than One Person: The Surrenders at Bennett Place, Durham, North Carolina

Conclusion. Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, ever the good soldier, obeyed Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s order. He informed his adversary, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, that the civil authorities in Washington, D. C. had rejected their treaty on the grounds … Continue reading

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From the ECW Archives: Bennett Place Redux

ECW contributors Chris Mackowski and Phill Greenwalt have both made visits to Bennett Place that they’ve written about for the Emerging Civil War. In fact, Chris’s post, “The Road to Bennett Place,” was his first-ever contribution to Emerging Civil War. … Continue reading

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Events Larger Than One Person: The Surrenders at Bennett Place, Durham, North Carolina

Part One. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston learned of the surrender of Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia in Wilmer McLean’s parlor in the hamlet of Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865 several days later. Lee had … Continue reading

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Bennett Place

On April 26, 1865 the surrender finally happened. On a 325-acre farm owned by the Bennitt (or Bennett as it is more commonly written and referred to) family. Confederate General Joseph Johnston surrendered the remnants of the Army of Tennessee … Continue reading

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The Road to Bennett Place

The road to Bennett Place started for me, as it did for William T. Sherman and Joe Johnston, in Manassas. Unlike the two army commanders, though, I’ve come here, to north-central North Carolina on the outskirts of Durham, with intent … Continue reading

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New Book in the Emerging Civil War Series Now Available: Embattled Capital: A Guide to Richmond in the Civil War

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