Sunday, June 12, 1864
General Ulysses S. Grant broke the bloody stalemate at Cold Harbor and ordered the Army of the Potomac to retreat from Cold Harbor. After remaining in reserve at Cold Harbor for over a week, providing support and assistance to wounded soldiers entrenched on the battlefield, the Thirteenth New Hampshire began their retreat from the battlefield at 10:00 A.M., covering fifteen miles to White House Landing by nightfall. 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), 374-79.