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Surrender of Johnston.

The Eighth Minnesota Regiment, which had joined Sherman on his second march, was with him when Johnston's surrender wrote “Finis” to the last chapter of the war, April 27, 1865. In Bennett's little farmhouse, near Durham's Station, N. C., were begun the negotiations between Johnston and Sherman which finally led to that event. The two generals met there on April 17th; it was a highly dramatic moment, for Sherman had in his pocket the cipher message just received telling of the assassination of Lincoln.

Color-guard of the eighth Minnesota--with Sherman when Johnston surrendered

The end of the march — Bennett's farmhouse


 

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