Confederate Army at Battle of Cold Harbor
Confederate Troops Present at Cold Harbor Battlefield
Confederate Army Present at Battle of Cold Harbor
Confederate Units at Totopotomy Creek and Cold Harbor May 27-June 12, 1864
- Infantry:3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 26th, 44th, 47th, 48th Regiments.
- Artillery: Reese's and Hurt's Batteries.
- Infantry: 2nd, 5th, 8th Regiments.
- Infantry: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th,
22nd, 23rd, 24th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 35th, 38th, 44th, 45th, 48th, 49th, 50th, 51st, 53rd, 59th, 60th, 61st Regiments; 2nd
Battalion; 3rd Battalion Sharpshooters; Cobb's Legion; Phillips' Legion.
- Cavalry: 7th Regiment; 20th Battalion; Cobb's Legion; Phillips' Legion.
- Artillery: Callaway's, Carlton's, Milledge's, Richards', Patterson's, Ross's, and Wingfield's Batteries.
- Infantry: 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 14th, 15th Regiments.
- Artillery: Moody's and Owen's Batteries.
- Infantry: 2nd Regiment.
- Cavalry: 1st Regiment.
- Artillery: 1st, 2nd, 4th Batteries.
- Infantry: 2nd, 11th, 12th, 13th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 21st, 42nd, 48th Regiments.
- Cavalry: Jeff Davis Legion.
- Infantry: 1st, 1st Rifles, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th,
20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 27th, 28th, 30th, 31st, 32nd, 33rd, 34th, 37th, 38th, 42nd, 43rd, 44th, 45th, 46th, 47th, 48th,
51st, 52nd, 53rd, 55th, 57th, 61st, 66th Regiments; 2nd Bn.
- Cavalry: 1st, 2nd, 5th Regiments.
- Artillery: Flanner's, Manly's, Ramsay's, Williams' Batteries.
- Infantry: 1st, 1st(PACS), 1st Rifles (Orr's), 2nd, 2nd Rifles, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th,
15th, 20th, 21st, 25th, 27th Regiments; 3rd Bn.; Palmetto Sharpshooters.
- Cavalry: 4th, 5th, 6th Regiments.
- Artillery: Gardner's, Hart's, Zimmerman's, Batteries.
- Infantry: 1st, 7th, 14th, 17th, 23rd, 25th, 44th, 63rd Regiments.
- Infantry: 1st, 4th, 5th Regiments.
- Infantry: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th , 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th,
23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 32nd, 33rd, 37th, 38th, 40th, 41st 42nd, 44th, 47th, 48th, 49th, 50th, 51st,
52nd, 53rd, 55th, 56th, 57th, 58th Regiments; 22nd, 25th, 30th Bns.
- Cavalry: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 15th Regiments; 35th.
Source: Richmond National Battlefield Park
Recommended Reading: Cold Harbor: Grant and Lee, May 26-June 3, 1864, by Gordon C. Rhea (Hardcover). Description: In
his gripping volume on the spring 1864 Overland campaign--which pitted Ulysses S. Grant against Robert E. Lee for the first
time in the Civil War--Gordon Rhea vividly re-creates the battles and maneuvers from the North Anna stalemate through the
Cold Harbor offensive. Rhea's tenacious research elicits stunning new facts from the records
of a phase oddly ignored or mythologized by historians. The Cold Harbor of these pages differs sharply from the Cold Harbor of popular lore. We see Grant, in one of his most brilliant moves, pull his army across
the North Anna River and steal a march on Lee. In response, Lee sets up a strong defensive line along
Totopotomoy Creek, and the battles spark across woods and fields northeast of Richmond.
Their back to the Chickahominy
River and on their last legs, the rebel troops defiantly face an army-wide
assault ordered by Grant that extends over three hellish days. Rhea gives a surprising new interpretation of the famous battle
that left seven thousand Union casualties and only fifteen hundred Confederate dead or wounded. Here, Grant is not a callous
butcher, and Lee does not wage a perfect fight. Every imaginable primary source has been exhausted to unravel the strategies,
mistakes, gambles, and problems with subordinates that preoccupied two exquisitely matched minds. In COLD HARBOR, Rhea separates fact from fiction
in a charged, evocative narrative. He leaves readers under a moonless sky, Grant pondering the eastward course of the James River fifteen miles south of the encamped armies. About the Author: Gordon Rhea is the author
of three previous books, a winner of the Fletcher Pratt Literary Award, a frequent lecturer throughout the country on military
history, and a practicing attorney.
Recommended Reading: Not War But
Murder: Cold Harbor 1864. Review From Library Journal: On June 3, 1864, the Union Second,
Sixth, and Eighteenth Corps assaulted Confederate breastworks at Cold Harbor outside Richmond,
VA. The resulting bloodbath amounted to U.S. Grant's worst defeat and "Bobby"
Lee's final great victory. In his latest book, native Virginian and Baltimore Sun correspondent
Furgurson (Chancellorsville, 1863) vividly retells the well-known story of how the friction between Grant and his insecure
direct subordinate, George Meade, poisoned the Army of the Potomac's whole chain of command.
By contrast, he depicts
Lee as a commander beset by poor health and impossible logistical problems who brilliantly deployed his meager forces and
soundly thrashed his overconfident adversary, thereby saving the rebel capital and extending an unwinnable war by nearly a
year. The book is rich in word pictures and engaging anecdotes. Furgurson considers the wounded that were left to suffer with the dead between the lines while Lee and Grant quibble over protocols of recovery; the
disastrous affect of poor maps and impassable terrain on the Federal assault; and Grant's immediate need to bring Lincoln
a battlefield victory before the 1864 presidential election. Furgurson's contribution is his evocative retelling of a great
American military tragedy.
Recommended Reading: Bloody Roads South:
The Wilderness to Cold Harbor, May-June 1864, by Noah Andre Trudeau. Description: "Nobody
has brought together in one volume so many eyewitness accounts from both sides."-Civil War History Winner of the Fletcher
Pratt Award. In this authoritative chronicle of the great 1864 Overland Campaign in Virginia, Noah Andre Trudeau vividly re-creates
the brutal forty days that marked the beginning of the end of the Civil War. In riveting detail Trudeau traces the carnage
from the initial battles in Virginia's Wilderness to the gruesome hand-to-hand combat at
Spotsylvania's "Bloody Angle," to the ingenious trap laid by Lee at the North Anna River, to the killing ground of Cold
Harbor. Through fascinating eyewitness accounts, he relates the human stories behind this epic saga. Continued
Common soldiers struggle
to find the words to describe the agony of their comrades, incredible tales of individual valor, their own mortality. Also
recounting their experiences are the women who nursed these soldiers and black troops who were getting their first taste of
battle. The raw vitality of battle sketches by Edwin Forbes and Alfred R. Waud complement the words of the participants. PRAISE
FOR THE BOOK: "Bloody Roads South is a powerful and eloquent narrative of the costliest, most violent campaign of the Civil
War. Grant vs. Lee in the Wilderness, at Spotsylvania, and at Cold Harbor has never been told better."-Stephen W. Sears, author of The Landscape Turned
Red. About the Author: Noah Andre Trudeau is an executive producer for cultural programs at National Public Radio in Washington, D.C. He is the author of
Out of the Storm: The End of the Civil War, April-June 1865 and The Last Citadel: Petersburg,
Virginia, June 1864-April 1865.
Recommended Reading: Trench Warfare under Grant and Lee: Field Fortifications in the
(Civil War America) (Hardcover) (The University of North Carolina Press) (September
5, 2007). Description: In the study of field fortifications in the Civil War that began with Field
Armies and Fortifications in the Civil War, Hess turns to the 1864 Overland campaign to cover battles from the Wilderness
to Cold Harbor. Continued below...
meticulous research in primary sources and careful examination of trench remnants at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna,
Cold Harbor, and Bermuda Hundred, Hess describes Union and Confederate earthworks and how Grant and Lee used them in this new era of field
Reading: The Battlefield
of Cold Harbor, Hanover County, Virginia, 1864 (Map). Review: The site of Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia's last
Civil War Victory is one of astonishment, battlefield courage, and horrific carnage… This work includes the most complete,
accurate and detailed maps of the battle of Cold Harbor ever published. Watercolor and colored
pencil map showing farms, mills, entrenchments, watercourses, woods, fields and residences are all meticulously detailed and
scaled to perfection. Continued below...
The reverse side includes an account of Union mapping at Cold Harbor; full
color reproduction of the Army of the Potomac’s Overland Campaign theater map; and photographs of two prominent Union
topographical engineers, W. H. Paine and W.A. Roebling. A welcome addition to every Civil War buff’s library as well
as the individual that appreciates detailed topographical maps. FIVE STARS.