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already alarmed by the gradual approach of the Union troops, and was preparing, as he says, to retreat after dark, when at sunset the troops of Crook, who had been gradually approaching during the day, sprang upon him. Had the heavens opened, writes one officer, and we had been seen descending from the clouds, no greater consternation would have been created. Pond's Shenandoah Campaign, p. 177. The 34th Mass. Infantry (Col. W. S. Lincoln) formed a part of the first attacking force; then Rickett's division, including Battery A of the 1st Mass. Light Artillery, had joined it; then came the rest of the 6th Corps, including parts of the 7th, 10th and 37th Mass.; and the 19th, including the 26th and 38th. These troops, taking up the charge, descended into the ravine of Tumbling Run, with a headlong rush over fields, walls, rocks and felled trees. Making their way across the brook, they were soon scrambling up heights that it had seemed madness to attack, while Sheridan and his admira