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Incidents of Mission Ridge.--One of the non-commissioned staff of the Sixth Ohio thus speaks of the charge, in which General Wood's division participated, up the steeps of Missionary Ridge, in the fighting of Wednesday, November twenty-fifth:

From the foot to the crest of Missionary Ridge [6] is at least three fourths of a mile, and very steep. Up this steep our men charged, right in the very mouths of at least sixty guns, that belched forth grape and canister incessantly. They stopped to rest only twice in the whole distance, each time quietly getting up and advancing as deliberately as though on drill, until, arrived at last within about one hundred yards of the enemy, away they went with a whoop and a yell, and clearing, almost at a bound, embankments, ditches, and every thing, were in the rebel works. They captured about five thousand prisoners, and nearly all the enemy's artillery. Our brigade (Hazen's) alone took sixteen pieces, and of these our regiment claims six, which they facetiously call the “Sixth Ohio battery.” Not one gun was spiked, as far as I can learn.

Chickamauga” rang through the lines when the charge was made. A rebel captain was captured by a boy of our regiment, and refusing to go the rear, our boy pushed him upon the breastworks, and gave him a kick in the region of his “base,” that sent him headlong down the hill, accompanying the demonstration with the shout: “Chickamauga,----you!”

Altogether, it was a glorious day for the army of the Cumberland.

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