Human nature will not change. In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we shall have as weak and as strong, as silly and as wise, as bad and as good. Let us therefore study the incidents in this as philosophy to learn wisdom from and none of them as wrongs to be avenged.
~ Abraham Lincoln, November 10, 1864
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Johnston and Beauregard Surrender to Sherman, April 26, 1865
Confederate Generals Joseph Johnston and P.G.T. Beauregard surrendered to Sherman near Durham, North Carolina on April 26, 1865. Johnston's Army of Tennessee was among nearly one hundred thousand Confederate soldiers that were surrendered from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Johnston surrendered to Sherman around 30,000 men.
They were paroled in Greensboro, North Carolina on May 2. Beauregard traveled to Mobile and then took a U.S. naval transport to his hometown of New Orleans.