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1 Stewart was an old army friend of Hancock, who, when the former was brought before him as a prisoner, held out his hand, cordially inquiring, “How are you, Stewart?” The latter haughtily replied, “I am Gen. Stewart, of the Confederate Army, and, under the circumstances, I decline to take your hand.” “And under any other circumstances. General, I should not have offered it,” was the prompt and fit response of the victor.
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