Despite efforts to preserve the original Bennett House, a fire destroyed the house in 1921. The house which stands there today is an original house built in approximately 1840. It was owned by the Proctor family, who lived about 4 miles from the Bennett's home. In 1960, the Proctor house was moved and placed on the foundation of the Bennett house site, then modified and restored to resemble an almost-exact duplicate of the original Bennett Home.
The rock chimney is the only artifact remaining from the original house of James and Nancy Bennett.
Here is the text of the document signed by Johnston and Sherman, which resulted in 89,270 Confederate soldiers laying down their arms: the largest surrender of the Civil War, the bloodiest war ever fought on American soil:
Terms of a Military Convention, entered into this 26th day of April, 1865, at Bennitt's House, near Durham Station, North Carolina, between General Joseph E. Johnston, commanding the Confederate Army, and Major-General W.T. Sherman, commanding the United States Army in North Carolina:
All acts of war on the part of the troops under General Johnston's command to cease from this date.
All arms and public property to be deposited at Greensboro, and delivered to an ordinance-officer of the United States Army.
Rolls of all the officers and men to be made in duplicate; one copy to be given to an officer to be designated by General Sherman. Each officer and man to give individual obligation in writing not to take up arms against the Government of the United States, until properly released from this obligation.
The side-arms of officers, and their private horses and baggage, to be retained by them.
This being done, all the officers and men will be permitted to return to their homes, not to be disturbed by the United States authorities, so long as they observe their obligation and the laws in force where they may reside.
W. T. Sherman, Major-General Commanding United States Forces in North Carolina
J. E. Johnston, General Commanding Confederate States Forces in North Carolina
Approved: U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General
The Unity Monument was erected in 1923 to symbolize the reunification of the United States. The single top crosspiece joining the two pillars represents the reunification of the North and South.
Awww...that is fun!!ReplyDelete
Love the photos and the history! We just returned from Cades Cove in Gatlinburg, TN and enjoyed seeing a few of these pioneer homes! Have a great one!ReplyDelete
That looks like a great museum to visit. I like your pictures and the south behind. Very informative. Thanks again for another great link-up :-)ReplyDelete
Maya of Pretty Nails and Tea - 320 Steps | St Peters Basilica Rome
I love visiting historic sites and I am part of a historic re-enactment group. I often feel like I'm time tripping and it is such a neat way to learn and understand our shared history. Thank you for sharing this and bring us here virtually. I really enjoyed this post.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the lesson of history together with your great photos.ReplyDelete
That all is new for me...
Greetings from Germany
So very interesting pictures! Thanks for sharing history!ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing this interesting information and the pictures are informative of the times.ReplyDelete
Seeing past interiors are always interesting - it does not matter who they belong to:)ReplyDelete
Interesting story (it also cracks me up when the original is destroyed and they put something to replace it, then say it's the thing...hee hee)ReplyDelete
Love the history!ReplyDelete
Hi! I feel weight of the history. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Nice photos, interesting too :-)ReplyDelete
I almost thought there'd be a Confederate flag...I am glad we have more comfortable homes than these!ReplyDelete
What an amazing place and look back to Civil War history, Sue! It was such a sad and devatating war for our country to have endured.ReplyDelete
I love reading about history! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I appreciate you sharing the history of this place. My brother literally lives minutes away from this place and I've never taken the time to actually learn what made it historic other than the Civil War part. Thanks again.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing the history of United States!ReplyDelete
I was looking back into Germany history recent weekend when I visited Rothenburg o.T. in Southern Germany - a place where you find tourists from all over the world. Rothenburg looks quite a bit different from the place you visited - but more or less we both travel back in history - to see where we come from.ReplyDelete
Really cool .. it feels like going back in time looking at your pictures above.ReplyDelete
What a place, I really love everything old (execept getting old ;))ReplyDelete
How interesting. what a great place to visitReplyDelete
Visit Keith's Ramblings!
I love visiting historical places because of the stories they tell. What an interesting place to visit.ReplyDelete
An interesting slice of history. Great photos too.ReplyDelete
Great post! Thanks for sharing your awesome photos, along with some amazing history content!ReplyDelete
What great photos of a time in the past, fascinating!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting and stopping by Oh My Heartsie Girl!
Have a great week!
It is always so interesting to visit those landmarks and think about what it was like back then.ReplyDelete
Love how well preserved this area is and its value in history!ReplyDelete
I always love learning a bit more history and I don't know that much American history, so thank you.ReplyDelete
Wow. What a great piece of history. Love it. Thank you very much for sharing.ReplyDelete
That is some piece of history thereReplyDelete
Great history lesson and images as well. There are a couple of Civil War battlefields near our home, but they do not have the historical significance of the Bennett House. Still, men on both sides fought and died on those hallowed grounds, to protect their homes and lifestyles.ReplyDelete
They all look so historicalReplyDelete
I love American history, in fact I have a degree in history. That looks like a wonderful place to visit. Thanks for linking up at the Talbert Zoo. Have a terrific week!ReplyDelete
My favorite photos are the two with the tables and chairs in front of the fireplaces. Places to sit and converse in bygone days.ReplyDelete
Know Bennett Place. Those are great photos.
Y'all come on by,
Hawk aka BrownDog
So excited to be a part of this blog hop again! I really enjoyed reading your post :) Have a wonderful weekReplyDelete
Great photos, Sue! That museum looks fascinating -- I love learning about history.ReplyDelete
Thank you for hosting. :)
I've been there! Both generals were concerned because they had just heard of Lincoln's assassination so they wanted to make peace promptly. You photographed the site beautifully.ReplyDelete
Great history lesson! I read more about it and can't believe I didn't know it was there when I lived in Raleigh. I'll go visit when I pass through the area!ReplyDelete
How very cool! I need to add this to our travel list.ReplyDelete
Fascinating post, that's so interesting how they restored and set up the house so this memory would be there. Important to preserve thisReplyDelete
Always loved places like this...reminds me of our "Home in the Hollow"...:)JPReplyDelete
I love visiting historic places like this, so thanks for the marvelous virtual tour. Blessings!ReplyDelete
Love to visit Civil War sites -- and this looks like one to add to our list.ReplyDelete
Wow...!!! I'm fascinated!ReplyDelete
What a neat place to visit!ReplyDelete
Love this series of shots, especially the rustic look in all of these. The history of the place is very interesting too, I love it. You always post the most interesting photos. - TashaReplyDelete
Beautiful photos and interesting historyReplyDelete
These are things we should never forget. I would love to visit this part of our National History. Maybe this California girl will be able to one day see these things.ReplyDelete
My favorite travels are those that take me back in time. Great post as it did just that and has such lovely photos.ReplyDelete
Thanks for a great post & love the photos. Wishing you a happy Wordless Wednesday :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful pictures. :)ReplyDelete
Fabulous photos and the history. Thank you for sharing with OMHG Wordless Wednesday Link Party. Co-host Evija, From Evija with Love xxReplyDelete
Very interesting piece of history! I never knew about this I will have to put it on my to-do list if I ever come down to Virgina.ReplyDelete
Awesome photos! I love visiting sites like this!ReplyDelete
aha! the snaps were lovely :)ReplyDelete
Always a treasure to go back in history and admire man's past!
Thanks for linking up and pleasure to link back with ya!
I am sucker for this kind of places (since I love history). Glad you enjoy these places too.ReplyDelete
Superb! Such a nice post. Keep sharing.....ReplyDelete
Just came back across to say thank you for the lovely comments! - TashaReplyDelete
An enlightening post and really wonderful pictures!! Thank you!ReplyDelete
Charming house. A little central air (this is GA, after all!) and indoor plumbing and I'd be ready to move in. :-)ReplyDelete
Great, thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
All the best!
My husband, who is a Civil War Buff, would LOVE to visit this area. Great photos.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the invite, but I don't do too much meme-ing these days since my heart attack. I appreciate your kind gesture tho.
A great collection of photos. Love the ceiling board and batten!ReplyDelete
Great pics and history. Thanks for sharing and also for stopping by and your kind comment. Wishing you a nice weekend.ReplyDelete
neat old place full of history. like that old fence.ReplyDelete
A slice of history beautifully captured!ReplyDelete
That's a great way to provide authenticity in a reproduction.ReplyDelete
This was such a delight for me! I adore history and the house and grounds photos were amazing! Too bad the original Bennett home was destroyed but I love the house that is there with it's warm woods and rustic features. Loved reading about this pivotal moment in American history! Great photos!ReplyDelete
Hello Sue, thanks for sharing this bit of history and site. I am happy that we have these places to visit, they reminds of us of our past. Wonderful photos and post. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!ReplyDelete
i so enjoy outings that include a stop at a beautiful, historic spot like this. beautiful images and a great, rustic looking fence!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you for all the lovely comments on my recent post! - TashaReplyDelete
Beautiful images, brilliant camera work Sue.ReplyDelete
Interesting history and beautiful pictures of building.ReplyDelete
Love the rich history!ReplyDelete
Enjoyed your Civil War post! It looks like an interesting place to visit. I take it Wordless Wednesday is for photos-only (no word) posts? Thanks for dropping by my blog!ReplyDelete
Great photos, Sue! Thank you for sharing them with us for Photo Friday!ReplyDelete
Hi there, I thought I would stop back by and invite you to party at my place, n the weekend.ReplyDelete
Friday Feature-Linky-Party this week, hope you would like to stop by and add other links.
Have a great weekend, Karren
Just great post! Love all the pictures and the history too!ReplyDelete
Thanks Sue for your visit and nice comment!
Have a lovely weekend.
Hi Sue, interesting bit of history and photos! Thanks for sharing! - KarenReplyDelete
As a child I often wondered why they didn't build whole houses the way they built chimneys, because every time a house burned down, the chimney was still there.ReplyDelete
Great to read a bit of history surrounding Benett House. Absolutely love the clicks:)ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing that history, it's so very interesting. Loved the photographs too!ReplyDelete
Happy Sunday, Sue!
I now so little about American history. I really need to learn some more particularly as I have an American sister-in-law!ReplyDelete
great photos..I especially like the one looking into the room with the spinning(?) wheel..ReplyDelete
I like visiting historic places like these, it is always so interesting to learn about the past.ReplyDelete
That looks like a great piece of history!ReplyDelete
Very interesting post. I like to read about historcial events.ReplyDelete
Hello! I believe this is my first time here at this blog. Thanks for commenting on my macro monday post. I am loving this weekly link up; but, most of the critters i take pictures of are not so strange -- butterflies and spiders. Does that still qualify to link up?ReplyDelete
These are nice photo's. I need to the place you visited on my bucket list.ReplyDelete
I love to visit historical places.
Thanks for sharing
This is a cool way to learn some history!ReplyDelete
i love visiting historical places like this! thank you for linking and have a great weekend :)ReplyDelete
The major clients of such service providers are advertising and marketing agencies,ImageReplyDelete
photography studios, graphic design studios, web designers and in some cases
printing companies and lithographers too.
Very informative and useful article, i like to read your article very much. Thanks a lot for sharing with us.ReplyDelete