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HISTORY OF THE 13TH PA CAVALRY CONTINUED...

SAND, WAS ATTACKED BY A POWERFUL BODY OF REBEL CAVALRY, WHICH CAME SUDDENLY IN UPON HIM NEAR COGGIN'S POINT, AND THOUGH MAKING A MANFUL RESISTANCE, WAS OVERPOWERED AND CAPTURED WITH THE ENTIRE HERD, AND HURRIED AWAY INTO THE REBEL LINES.
    ON THE 29TH OF SEPTEMBER, THE REGIMENT WAS HOTLY ENGAGED AT WYATT'S FARM, LOSING TWO OFFICERS AND FIFTEEN MEN IN KILLED, WOUNDED, AND MISSING: AGAIN, ON THE 22ND OF OCTOBER, AT THE BOYDTON PLANK ROAD, AND ON THE 8TH AND 9TH OF DECEMBER, AT HATCHER'S RUN, WHERE IT SUFFERED SEVERELY, CAPTAIN NATHANIEL S. SNEYD BEING AMONG THE KILLED.
  ON THE 5TH OF FEBRUARY, 1865 THE FIFTH AND SECOND CORPS, WITH GREGG'S CAVALRY, MOVED FROM THEIR QUARTERS IN FRONT OF THE REBEL LINES, AND CROSSING GRAVELLY RUN, CAME UPON THE ENEMY IN THE AFTERNOON, WHO, HAVING MASSED HIS FORCES, MADE A DESPERATE CHARGE IN THREE LINES OF BATTLE, BUT WAS MET WITH SO DEADLY A FIRE, THAT HE WAS FORCED TO GIVE WAY. THE CAVALRY THEN MOVED BY REAM'S STATION TO MALONE BRIDGE, OVER THE ROWANTY RIVER, AND THENCE TO DINWIDDIE COURT HOUSE, SKIRMISHING LIGHTLY BY THE WAY, BUT MEETING NO DETERMINED OPPOSITION. ON THE EVENING OF THE 6TH THE ENEMY AGAIN ATTACKED, NEAR DABNEY'S MILLS, WITH GREAT IMPETUOSITY, BUT WAS FINALLY CHECKED AND DRIVEN. GENERAL GREGG WAS AMONG THE WOUNDED.

TERRY'S PROVISIONAL CORPS, DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA, TO MARCH, 1865.


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BOUT THE MIDDLE OF FEBRUARY, COLONEL KERWIN RECEIVED ORDERS TO MOVE TO CITY POINT, AND THENCE PROCEED BY TRANSPORT TO WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA. BEFORE DEPARTING, A LARGE NUMBER OF RECRUITS WERE RECEIVED, AND THE ENTIRE COMMAND WAS WELL EQUIPPED AND MOUNTED. UPON ITS ARRIVAL AT WILMINGTON, IT REPORTED TO GENERAL SCHOFIELD, AND AFTER A REST OF A FEW DAYS IT WAS ORDERED TO MARCH AND OPEN COMMUNICATIONS WITH GENERAL SHERMAN , THEN ON HIS WAY UP THROUGH THE CAROLINAS. THE LINE OF MARCH WAS TAKEN ALONG CAPE FEAR RIVER, AND ON THE 13TH OF MARCH, A DETACHMENT OF THE REGIMENT COMMUNICATED WITH SHERMAN, AT FAYETTEVILLE, THE ARMY OF THE EAST SALUTING THE ARMY OF THE WEST. CROSSING THE RIVER AT ELIZABETHTOWN, THE REGIMENT REPORTED TO SHERMAN ON THE 19TH, AND WAS ASSIGNED TO THE THIRD BRIGADE OF KILPATRICK'S DIVISION, OF WHICH COLONEL KERWIN TOOK COMMAND. SOON AFTER THE SURRENDER OF RALEIGH, HAMPTON'S CAVALRY WAS ENCOUNTERED JUST OUTSIDE OF TOWN, AND THE BRIGADE, WITH THE THIRTEENTH IN ADVANCE, DROVE THE REBEL CHIEFTAIN TWELVE MILES, DISLODGING HIM FROM EVERY POSITION WHICH HE TOOK, AND UNTIL CHECKED BY HIS INFANTRY. ON THE  13TH, THE REGIMENT ENTERED RALEIGH, AND ITS TATTERED FLAG WAS DISPLAYED FROM THE DOME OF THE CAPITOL. IN THE BUILDINGS WERE FOUND FORTY-TWO FLAGS, TROPHIES OF THE WAR, GATHERED FROM BOTH OF THE CONTENDING ARMIES.
      AFTER THE SURRENDER OF JOHNSTON, THE REGIMENT WAS ORDERED TO FAYETTEVILLE, AND COLONEL KERWIN PUT IN COMMAND OF THE POST. IT WAS SOON  ASCERTAINED THAT IRREGULAR BANDS WERE MOVING ABOUT THE COUNTRY AND PLUNDERING THE INHABITANTS. A DETACHMENT OF TWENTY-FOUR MEN, OF COMPANY F, WAS SENT OUT, WHICH PURSUED ONE OF THESE BANDS INTO SOUTH CAROLINA, CAPTURING MOST OF THE PARTY, AND RETURNING THE GOODS FOUND TO THEIR OWNERS. THIS SUMMARY ACTION PUT A STOP TO FURTHER DEPREDA

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