Tag Archives: North Carolina Historic Sites

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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A Drive on Fort Fisher

The mouth of the Cape Fear River ends in a messy maze of barrier islands, sandbars, and shoals, but the commuter ferry seems unconcerned. It goes about its morning work in the same matter-of-fact way its passengers do. The morning … Continue reading

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