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Johnston's Farewell Order
General Orders No. 22
Comrades: In terminating our official relations, I earnestly exhort you to observe faithfully the terms of pacification agreed upon and discharge the obligations of good and peaceful citizens, as well as you have performed the duties of thorough soldiers in the field. By such a course, you will best secure the comfort of your families and kindred and restore tranquility to our country. You will return to your homes with the admiration of our people, won by the courage and noble devotion you have displayed in this long war. I shall always remember with pride the loyal support and generous confidence you have given me. I now part with you with deep regret - and bid you farewell with feelings of cordial friendship and with earnest wishes that you may have hereafter all the prosperity and happiness to be found in the world.


(January 2008) Blandwood Mansion
Home of North Carolina governor (1841-1845) John Motley Morehead from 1827 until his death in 1866. During the Civil War, Blandwood served as quarters for Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard, and after the fall of the Confederacy the mansion was temporary headquarters for Union Generals Jacob Dolson Cox and John Schofield. North Carolina Governor Zebulon B. Vance surrendered himself to Cox and Schofield in the main parlor on May 2, 1865

(January 2008) Blandwood: Carriage House



(January 2008) Blandwood: Front view

(January 2008) Blandwood: Rear view


(January 2008) Blandwood: West wing


(January 2008) Blandwood: Side view
National Historic Landmark Plaque

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