Terms of a Military Convention entered into this twenty sixth (26th) day of April, 1865, at
Bennett's House, near Durham's Station, N.C. between General Joseph E. Johnston,
Comd'g the Confederate Army and Maj. General W.T. Sherman, Comd'g 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 Greensboro 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 Genl. 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
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 as long as they
observe this obligation and the laws in force where they may reside.
(Sgd.) J.E. Johnston (Sgd.) W.T. Sherman
Comd'g C.S. Forces in N.C. Comd'g U.S. Forces in N.C.
(Sgd.) Kinloch Falconer
Maj. Genl. Patton Anderson
Transcribed by Christopher A. Baker, University of Florida, 2008.