Charge At Cold Harbor

June % 1864


Bethesda Church

Yellm Tavern


New cold ,. Harbor


The skeletal remains of Cold Harbor's fallen are disinterred for reburial a year after the battle (right). Before the charge of June 3, many of Grant's men had \ taken the precaution of pinning paper name tags to tkeir uniforms so that they might be identified if slain.

Our men have., been foolishly and wantonly sacrificed ... We were recklessly ordered to assault the Enemy's intrenchments [sic], knowing neither their strength nor position. Our loss was heavy, and to no purpose."

Brig. Gen. Upton after the Union assault, June 3.

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