crowded upon us, and each Division General had done that which was good in his own eyes, and carried on the battle independent of the rest; but this brigade was even left by its Division General, who was four miles away, doing his best to really his panic-stricken regiments there.
It was commanded by Colonel David Stuart, (of late Chicago divorce case fame, and ex-Congressman) and was composed of the Fifty-fifty Illinois, Lieutenant-Colonel Malmbourg commanding; Seventy-first Ohio, Col-Rodney Mason; the Fifty-fourth Ohio, (Zonaves.) Col. T. K. Smith.
It was posted along the circuitous road from Pittsburg Landing, up the river to Hamburg, some two miles from the landing, and near the crossing of Lick Creek, the bluffs on the opposite side of which commanded the position, and stretching on down to join Prentiss's division on its right.
In selecting the grounds for the encampment of our army, it seems to have been forgotten that from Corinth an excellent road led direct to Hamburg,