General William Tecumseh Sherman, South Carolina

Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston’s Surrender In Greensboro, South Carolina

Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston, right, realized the futility of prolonging the war and urged Davis to negotiate. Johnston surrendered his own army to Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, left, at Bentonville, North Carolina.

On April 26, 1865, Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston surrendered his forces to Union General William Tecumseh Sherman and urged Confederate President Jefferson Finis Davis to end the war and to negotiate with the union.

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