witnessed before, and victory at last!
Victory for a fated army, and salvation for the imperilled country!
It were folly for one unaided man, leaving the ground within a few hours after the battle has died fitfully out, to undertake a minute detail of the operations on all parts of the field.
I dare only attempt the merest outline of its leading features — then off for Cincinnati by the speediest routes.
I have been unable even to learn all I sought concerning the part some of our own Ohio regiments bore — of individual brigades and regiments and batteries I can in the main say nothing.
But what one man, not entirely unfamiliar with such scenes before, could see, passing over the ground before, during, and after the fight, I saw; for the rest I must trust to such credible statements by the actors as I have been able to collect.
Whoever would carry in his mind a simple map of our positions in the great battles of Thursday and Friday, the second and third