Thousands of history buffs are expected to visit the Bennett Place State Historic Site this week in Durham. 150 years ago, Confederate and Union generals met at the Bennett farm to negotiate a big surrender of troops.
But did this event essentially mark the end of the Civil War? It’s according to who you ask and where they’re from.
The Bennett family farm was close to 190 acres of corn, wheat and oat. Today, about 35 acres of the original farm is left and much work and money has gone into restoring and preserving the site.