While Lee's surrender of 26,000 troops to Grant at Appomatox Court House may have set the stage for the end of the Civil War, Joe Johnston's surrender of 89,000 troops to Sherman ~two weeks later at Bennett Place effectively ended the war. Few - even North Carolinians - know much if at all about the surrender negotiations that took place at Bennett's farm, situated half way between the two opposing armies. This is a North Carolina Historic Site and, while it has a self-guided tour, there may be a docent in attendance to take you around. My group's guide was Angelina, a sophomore in high school who volunteered her time on Saturdays. She was knowledgeable and personable. If you are looking for grandeur, don't visit. But if you are looking to experience a location with a lot of historical significance, this is a place to visit.
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