This done, Major Bradley was ordered with two companies--Captains Gilfillan's and Stevens's — to advance to the support of the first battalion of cavalry, then out on the right of the ravine, where Dr. Weiser was shot.
Major Bradley's detachment became engaged along with the cavalry as soon as he reached the top of the first range of hills.
I asked to advance to their support with the other five companies, and received your order to do so. With Captains Kennedy's, Williston's, Hall's, Carter's, and Arnold's companies, leaving Captain Carter in charge of the detail to finish the trenches and protect the camp, I advanced at double-quick up the ravine toward Big Mound.
When opposite the six-pounder on the left of the ravine, where the General then was, I deployed the five companies at three paces intervals, without any reserve.
The line extended from hill to hill across the ravine, which was here irregular or closed.
Advancing as rapidly as possible, the line first came