Louisburg at the End of the WarOn May 1, 1865, five days after Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston surrendered to Union Gen. William T. Sherman near Durham Station, approximately 12,000 to 15,000 troops of Sherman Army of the Tennessee camped in Louisburg en route to Washington, D.C. Commanded by Gens. John A. Logan and Oliver O. Howard, their tents filled the groves of Louisburg Female College (1857), where you are standing and of Louisburg Male Academy (1805) across Main Street, to your left. The college was housed in the four-story structure to your right, known today as Main Building. The male academy building was later moved to a site northeast of the performing arts center, where it remains.
|Series||This marker is part of the North Carolina Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||North Carolina Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 8:07pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 743258 N 3998909|
|Decimal Degrees||36.10440000, -78.29770000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 6.264', W 78° 17.862'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 6' 15.84" N, 78° 17' 51.72" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||919, 252|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 501 N Main St, Louisburg NC 27549, US|
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