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 t$gir 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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