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REUNION OF OCTOBER 19, 1898  CONTINUED...

North Carolina, and upon getting into a fight just outside the town. Gen. Kerwin directed that the 13th PA. Alone, with the brigade in reserve.
      The 13th did go in, and soon had the rebel brigade on the run and captured Headquarters wagons and other impedimenta. The fight finally wound up at Durham's Station, where the whole command lay until Johnston surrendered the brigade holding the picket line and all flags of truce being met by the command.
    At the meeting of Sherman and Johnston to arrange for the surrender, Gen. Kilpatrick and Gen. Hampton, with their staff officers, gathered under the apple tree in the yard of the little old farmhouse in which the meetings were held, and Gen. Kilpatrick having made some remark which ruffled Hampton's temper, he replied: "Well you never yet ran me out of Headquarters in my stocking-feet anyway!" As this was a home thrust, and too true to be funny, Kilpatrick answered: "You never succeeded in whipping one of my brigades with a single regiment and that's what I did in front of Raleigh!" "Very good," said Hampton "But you had to send to Gregg to get the regiment, didn't you now."
    Capt. Bell's account of the Santiago fight was most interesting. The Reunion adjourned to meet in Philadelphia, September, 1899, on the first day of the G. A. R. Encampment.

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