156th Anniversary Surrender Event (GOES VIRTUAL) "From Bentonville to Bennett Place and Beyond

Event Description

Join us as we take a look at the final months of the Civil War.  Because of the continued restrictions related to the virus, our annual surrender event will take place virtually.  We've lined up some great speakers to help you better understand the final year of a war that tore our country apart for four bloody years.  We will begin with the last and largest battle fought between General Sherman and General Johnston at Bentonville with historian, Chad Jefferds from Bentonville Battlefield.  You'll then follow along as the armies move westward where a clash between the two armies took place in Morrisville with historian Ernie Dollar from the Museum of Raleigh.  You'll learn about the role of the US Colored troops with historian Earl Ijames from the Museum of History and the final surrender of General Johnston's army at Bennett Place with historian Ryan Reed.  The final chapter of this drama is how the end of the Civil War impacted the enslaved population with the event we now celebrate called Juneteenth with historian Vera Ceselski from Stagville.  Our program will begin at 11:00am on YouTube.  A link to enable you to watch these presenters will be provided.  Please e-mail us at bennett@ncdcr.gov with any questions or concerns you may have.

Cost is Free but donations are greatly appreciated.  You'll find a secure paypal link on the website: www.bennettplacehistoricsite.com

For more information, please feel free to contact the staff at 919-383-4345 or by e-mail at bennett@ncdcr.gov