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150th Anniversary of Gettysburg at Bennett Place


Bennett PlaceGettysburg

4409 Bennett Memorial Rd
Durham, NC 27705
919-383-4345

Remembering the Battle of Gettysburg, 150th Anniversary
Sunday, July 13, 2013
10:00am – 4:00pm
Free (Donations Welcome)

Join us as we commemorate the most defining battle of the American Civil War with lectures on the generals, the soldiers, and the regiments, and share stories of heroism and heartache.  Military and living history activities will be ongoing throughout the day at the Bennett Farm.

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Join the Calvary at Bennett Place on June 8, 2013

Bennett Place Bennett Place
4409 Bennett Memorial Rd
Durham, NC 27705
919-383-4345

Join the Calvary at Bennett Place
Saturday, June 8, 2013
10:00am – 4:00pm
All Ages
Free

See the clash of sabers and cavalry demonstrations of “horse soldiers” of the Civil War at Bennett Place State Historic Site.  During the living history program interpreters will display weaponry and demonstrate military tactics. This is the first of 2nd Saturdays free programs arranged by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources at museums and historic sites statewide on June 8, July 13 and Aug. 10.

“The cavalry was one of the most important branches of the military during the American Civil War,” remarks John Guss, site manager. “One of the last cavalry charges took place at Morrisville Station just three miles south of the present Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Following this final battle between the Union and Confederate armies, the cavalry marched toward the Bennett Farm with their respective generals for the most important meeting of the entire war.”

Bennett Place was the site of the largest surrender of Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. It was here that the cavalry played an important final role in escorting Maj. General William T. Sherman and General Joseph E. Johnston to this historic meeting for peace. The agreement reached in the parlor of the Bennett home negotiated the surrender of more than 89,270 Confederate soldiers from the states of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

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