Visitors watch as Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston listens to Union Gen. William T. Sherman at Bennett Place in Durham, NC Saturday, April 25, 2015. In April 1865, the two commanders met at the Bennett Place, where they signed surrender papers for Southern armies in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida. It was the largest troop surrender of the American Civil War. Craig Braswell (sitting) is Johnston and John Guss portrays Sherman.
Visitors watch as Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston listens to Union Gen. William T. Sherman at Bennett Place in Durham, NC Saturday, April 25, 2015. In April 1865, the two commanders met at the Bennett Place, where they signed surrender papers for Southern armies in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida. It was the largest troop surrender of the American Civil War. Craig Braswell (sitting) is Johnston and John Guss portrays Sherman. Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com
Visitors watch as Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston listens to Union Gen. William T. Sherman at Bennett Place in Durham, NC Saturday, April 25, 2015. In April 1865, the two commanders met at the Bennett Place, where they signed surrender papers for Southern armies in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida. It was the largest troop surrender of the American Civil War. Craig Braswell (sitting) is Johnston and John Guss portrays Sherman. Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com

Durham’s Bennett Place re-creates Civil War’s final surrender

April 25, 2015 06:36 PM