1864 – (Civil War) Final day at Cold Harbor, Virginia

From May 31-June 12, 1864, more than 160,000 men clashed at Cold Harbor, Virginia, during the Wilderness Campaign. The 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th and 36th Wisconsin Infantry regiments took part. On June 12, the 38th Wisconsin Infantry arrived and was immediately thrown into combat. General Ulysses S.Grant began moving Union troops away from Cold Harbor to the southeast, preparing for an attack on Petersburg.