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In North Carolina, CSA General J. E. Johnston opens surrender talks with Union General W. T. Sherman

Confederate surrender negotiations, Orange County, North Carolina, April 18, 1865, artist's impression, zoomable image, detail
04/17/1865
Learning of Lee's surrender, Confederate Army of Tennessee commander General Joseph E. Johnston opened face to face negotiations with his Union counterpart, General William T. Sherman, at an Orange County, North Carolina farmhouse. A truce was put in place and after political complications over terms, Johnston surrendered formally the substantial forces under his command nine days later. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Robert M. Dunkerly, The Confederate Surrender at Greensboro: The Final Days of the Army of Tennessee, April 1865 (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2013), 191.