BrandBull Durham

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Brand Bull Durham

The Bull Durham brand, though, grew out of an incident in Durham, North Carolina that occurred at the close of the Civil War. Soldiers from both sides raided a farmer's tobacco crop as they waited for a surrender to be completed. After returning home, these same soldiers wrote back asking for more of this tobacco. The farmer, Mr. John Green, happily obliged; the tobacco was named Bull Durham in 1868 and later became the largest selling tobacco brand in the world.

Bull Durham was originally manufactured by the American Tobacco Company; after it was bought by Brown & Williamson in 1994, the trademark was transferred to Commonwealth Brands.

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