Thursday, April 25, 2013

Johnston and Beauregard Surrender to ShermanApril 26, 1865

Joseph Johnston
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.

William Sherman
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.

P.G.T. Beauregard

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