1864 – (Civil War) Tenth 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. By June 10, Union leaders sensed that the stalemate at Cold Harbor was likely to end as nothing more than a bloody slaughter. They began to consider how to withdraw and attack Petersburg, Virginia, rather than Richmond.