April 26, 1865: Johnston surrenders again.

Gen. Joseph Johnston

Sherman and Johnston met again, this time with Grant present, and Johnston surrendered on the same terms Grant gave Lee.

Official Records:

RALEIGH, N. C., April 26, 1865-7. 30 p. m.
(Received 10 a. m. 28th.)
Honorable E. M. STANTON:

Sherman and Johnston had another interview to-day, and Johnston has surrendered on same terms as Lee accepted. I think the great bulk of the army will start for Washington overland in a few days. I will be guided by circumstances in the absence of any instructions from you. I think we will hold on here for some time.



Terms of a military convention entered into this 26th day of April, 1865, at Bennett’s house, near Durham’s Station, N. C., between General Joseph E. Johnston, commanding the Confederate Army, and Major General W. T. Sherman, commanding the United States Army in North Carolina.

1. All acts of war on the part of the troops under General Johnston’s command to cease from this date.

2. All arms and public property to be deposited at Greensborough, and delivered to an ordnance officer of the United States Army.

3. Rolls of all the officers and men to be made in duplicate, one copy to be retained by the commander of the troops, and the other to be given to an officer to be designated by General Sherman, each officer and man to give his individual obligation in writing not to take up arms against the Government of the United States until properly released from this obligation.

4. The side arms of officers and their private horses and baggage to be retained by them.

5. This being done, all the officers and men will be permitted to return to their homes, not to be disturbed by the United States authorities so long as they observe their obligation and the laws in force where they may reside.

Major-General, Commanding U. S. Forces in North Carolina.
General, Commanding C. S. Forces in North Carolina.
RALEIGH, N. C., April 26, 1865.

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