Monday, June 2, 2014

Battle of Cold Harbor - Day 2

Thursday, June 2, 1864

The Thirteenth New Hampshire surveyed the field from the previous day's battle to recover the wounded and bury the dead. Later in the day the Thirteenth was detached from their brigade and ordered to the left after nightfall to survey the enemy's position. General Ulysses S. Grant orders a grand charge to break the Confederate line at 4:00 A.M. the next morning. The Thirteenth New Hampshire would not take part in the grand charge and was ordered to the reserve position, as they were used up from the previous day's conflict. 1

1S. Millett Thompson, Thirteenth Regiment of New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 : A Diary Covering Three Years and a Day (Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1888), 352-57.

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