Photography of the Unity Monument at Bennett Place Historical Site.

The Unity Monument at the reconstructed Bennett Farm in North Carolina commemorates the largest surrender by either side during the Civil War. [Emerging Civil War]

Surrender at Bennett Place Facts

April 17–26, 1865

Key facts about Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston's surrender of 89,270 Confederate soldiers at Bennett Place, near Hillsborough, North Carolina in 1865.

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Date:

  • April 17 – 26, 1865

Location:

  • Bennett Place, near Hillsborough, North Carolina

Principal Union commander:

  • Major General William T. Sherman

Principal Confederate commander:

  • General Joseph E. Johnston

Union forces involved:

  • Army of the Tennessee
  • Army of Georgia
  • Army of the Ohio

Confederate forces involved:

  • Army of the South
  • all troops in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida

Significance:

  • Johnston’s surrender of 89,270 Confederate soldiers was the largest surrender by either side during the Civil War.
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Citation Information

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  • Article Title Surrender at Bennett Place Facts
  • Coverage April 17–26, 1865
  • Author
  • Keywords Bennett Place, johnston, sherman
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date December 5, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 31, 2021
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