Bennett Place | Durham NC

Docent Fred Tetterton gives tour
Bennett Place docent Fred Tetterton talks to NCRGEA’s District 4 members about the events during the largest surrender of Confederate forces that ended military actions during the Civil War. 

With a chorus of thousands of cicadas singing in the background, 47 NCRGEA members from District 4 toured the site where the last surrender of a major Confederate army in the American Civil War, Bennett Place.

The tour, organized by District 4’s Community Advisory Board (CAB) and coordinated by co-chair’s Ed McBride and Regi Taylor, was part of NCRGEA’s CAB Community Engagement program.

Ed McBride
District 4 co-chair Ed McBride (standing), talks with NCRGEA members during lunch at the district’s recent Community Engagement gathering at Bennett Place in Durham.


Members learned about the Bennett family and how their home became the site of Confederate General Johnston’s surrender of more than 89,000 soldiers to Union General Sherman effectively ended the war. This all took place after Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia.

Members watch movie
NCRGEA District 4 members watch a film at Bennett Place Museum about the surrender of the largest Confederate force during the district’s recent Community Engagement event.


If you are an NCRGEA member and have an idea on what your district could do, contact Deryl Davis Fulmer, NCRGEA Community Liaison. You can find out about activities under the “Districts” webpage.

Deryl speaks with members
NCRGEA’s Deryl Davis-Fulmer, standing, talks with District 4 members during lunch at the district’s recent Community Engagement gathering at Bennett Place in Durham. Bennett Place was the site of the largest surrender of Confederate forces and marked the end of military actions during the Civil War.

District 3: Forsyth Lunch Cruisers!

July 11 @ 11:15 am 1:00 pm

Members of District 3 are encouraged to attend this gathering for lunch, fellowship, and fun!

Todays event is sponsored by your Community Advisory Board (CAB) of District 3. Have questions? Reach out to Robin Kelly via email at reklc1@yahoo.com.

Location:

K & W Cafeteria | 3300 Healy Drive | Winston-Salem, NC 27103

You’ll need to cover your own meal expenses.

(919) 834-4652

View Organizer Website

District 3: Forsyth Lunch Cruisers!

June 13 @ 11:15 am 1:00 pm

Members of District 3 are encouraged to attend this gathering for lunch, fellowship, and fun!

Todays event is sponsored by your Community Advisory Board (CAB) of District 3. Have questions? Reach out to Robin Kelly via email at reklc1@yahoo.com.

Location:

Tin Tin China Buffet [Beside Costco] | 110 Hanes Sq. Shopping Center | Winston-Salem, NC 27103

You’ll need to cover your own meal expenses.

(919) 834-4652

View Organizer Website

District 3: Forsyth Lunch Cruisers!

May 9 @ 11:15 am 1:00 pm

Members of District 3 are encouraged to attend this gathering for lunch, fellowship, and fun!

Todays event is sponsored by your Community Advisory Board (CAB) of District 3. Have questions? Reach out to Robin Kelly via email at reklc1@yahoo.com.

Location:

Golden Corral | 180 Hanes Mall Circle | Winston-Salem, NC 27103

You’ll need to cover your own meal expenses.

(919) 834-4652

View Organizer Website