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ean time Rosecrans was busy on the hill to the right of the road, exposed to the hottest of the fire, in forming Colonel Robert L. McCook's Brigade — the Third, Ninth (his own regiment), and Twenty-eighth Ohio--for co-operation in the movement, with Scammon's Brigade a little in the rear as a reserve.
McCook's Regiment was composed mostly of Germans,. and these were to lead the column.
When they were ready for an advance, Adjutant-General Hartsuff was sent to bring the brigade forward.
McCookMcCook, who had been restive in inactivity while the battle had been raging for nearly an hour, now glowed with delight.
He was acting as brigadier, and was eager for usefulness and renown.
He dashed up and down his line like a weaver's shuttle, distingu to storm the intrenchments, with the calm Hartsuff at their head.
Down into the densely wooded ravine they plunged, and McCook's Ninth and Colonel Mohr's Twenty-eighth Ohio were already feeling the severe storm from the intrenchments, and fighting