Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The following from Col. R. L. McCook’s report . . .

. . . of the part taken by his brigade at the battle of Cumberland as he calls it cannot be too often or conspicuously printed.

“Seeing the superior number of the enemy and their bravery I concluded the best mode of settling the contest was to order the 9th Ohio Regiment to charge the enemy’s position with bayonet, and turn his left flank.”

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, February 8, 1862, p. 2

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