TACWM logo

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object Name GAVEL
Catalog Number 0985.09.00198
Description The gavel is made of varnished cherry, consisting of a turned handle fitted into a solid barrel shape. The barrel has an incised line at the join and a set of two carved bands near either end.
Dimensions H-9.5 W-3 D-1.5 inches
Event Surrender at Bennett Place, North Carolina, April 26, 1865
Provenance This gavel was from the cherry tree under which Gens. Joseph E. Johnston and William T. Sherman agreed on the terms of surrender for the Confederate army.
People Johnston, Joseph Eggleston
Sherman, William Tecumseh
Search Terms Surrender at Bennett Place, North Carolina, April 26, 1865
Subjects surrenders
souvenirs