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Battle of Cold Harbor

Confederate Commander

Gen. Robert E. Lee

Forces Engaged: 59,000 - 62,000

Killed: 788

Wounded: 3,376

Captured or Missing: 1,123

Total Casualties: 5,287

Confederate Officers

Lieut. Gen. Ambrose P. HIll

Maj. Gen. Martin L. Smith

Maj. Gen. Richard H. Anderson

Maj. Gen. Charles W. Field

Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett

Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early

Maj. Gen. John B. Gordon

Maj. Gen. Robert E. Rodes

Maj. Gen. Henry Heth

Maj. Gen. Cadmus M. Wilcox

Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton

Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee

Maj. Gen. William H. F. Lee

Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge

Maj. Gen. Robert F. Hoke

Brig. Gen. William N. Pendleton

Brig. Gen. Joseph B. Kershaw

Brig. Gen. Benjamin G. Humphreys

Brig. Gen. William T. Wofford

Brig. Gen. Goode Bryan

Brig. Gen. John Gregg

Brig. Gen. Evander M. Law

Brig. Gen. George T. Anderson

Brig. Gen. Eppa Hunton

Brig. Gen. Seth M. Barton

Brig. Gen.. Montgomery

Brig. Gen. Edward P. Alexander

Brig. Gen. Stephan D. Ramseur

Brig. Gen. Clement A. Evans

Brig. Gen. William Terry

Brig. Gen. Bryan Grimes

Brig. Gen. Cullen A. Battle

Brig. Gen. George Doles

Brig. Gen. Armistead L. Long

Brig. Gen. William Mahone

Brig. Gen. Nathaniel H. Harris

Brig. Gen. Joseph Finegan

Brig. Gen. Ambrose R. Wright

Brig. Gen. Joseph R. Davis

Brig. Gen. John R. Cooke

Brig. Gen. Birkett D. Fry

Brig. Gen. William W. Kirkland

Brig. Gen. James H. Lane

Brig. Gen. Alfred M. Scales

Brig. Gen. Edward L. Thomas

Brig. Gen. Thomas L. Rosser

Brig. Gen. Matthew C. Butler

Brig. Gen. Lunsford L. Lomax

Brig. Gen. Williams C. Wickham

Brig. Gen. John R. Chambliss, Jr.

Brig. Gen. Pierce M. B. Young

Brig. Gen. Martin W. Gary

Brig. Gen. John Echols

Brig. Gen. Gabriel C. Wharton

Brig. Gen. James G. Martin

Brig. Gen. Thomas L. Clingham

Brig. Gen. Johnson Hagood

Brig. Gen. Alfred H. Colquitt

Confederate Order of Battle

I, II, and II Corps

Cavalry Corps, Breckinridge's and Hoke's Divisions

Confederate Official Records


May 31 - June 12, 1864

Hanover County, near Mechanicsville, Virginia

Confederate Victory

Forces Engaged: 108,000 - 117,000

Killed: 1,845

Wounded: 9,077

Captured or Missing: 1,816

Total Casualties: 12,738

Union Officers

Maj. Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys

Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock

Maj. Gen. David B. Birney

Maj. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren

Maj. Gen. Horatio G. Wright

Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside

Maj. Gen. Thomas L. Crittenden

Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan

Maj. Gen. William F. Smith

Brig. Gen. Seth Williams

Brig. Gen. Rufus Ingalls

Brig. Gen. Marsena R. Patrick

Brig. Gen. Francis C. Barlow

Brig. Gen. John Gibbon

Brig. Gen. Byron R. Pierce

Brig. Gen. Joshua T. Owen

Brig. Gen. Robert O. Tyler

Brig. Gen. Gershom Mott

Brig. Gen. Charles Griffin

Brig. Gen. Romeyn B. Ayres

Brig. Gen. Joseph J. Bartlett

Brig. Gen. Henry H. Lockwood

Brig. Gen. Samuel W. Crawford

Brig. Gen. Lysander Cutler

Brig. Gen. David A. Russell

Brig. gen. Emory Upton

Brig. Gen. Henry L. Eustis

Brig. Gen. Thomas H. Neill

Brig. Gen. Frank Wheaton

Brig. Gen. Lewis A. Grant

Brig. Gen. James B. Ricketts

Brig. Gen. James H. Ledlie

Brig. Gen. Robert B. Potter

Brig. Gen. Simon G. Griffin

Brig. Gen. Orlando B. Willcox

Brig. Gen. Edward Ferrero

Brig. Gen. Alfred T. A. Torbert

Brig. Gen. George A. Custer

Brig. Gen. Wesley Merritt

Brig. Gen. David McM. Gregg

Brig. Gen. Henry E. Davies, Jr.

Brig. Gen. James H. Wilson

Brig. Gen. Henry J. Hunt

Brig. Gen. William T. H. Brooks

Brig. Gen. Gilman Marston

Brig. Gen. Hiram Burnham

Brig. Gen. John H. Martindale

Brig. Gen. George J. Stannard

Brig. Gen. Charles Devens, Jr.

Brig. Gen. Adelbert Ames

Union Order of Battle

May 31 - June 5, 1864

II, V, and VI Corps

IX, Cavalry and XVIII Corps

June 6 - 12, 1864

The big difference between the Order of Battle is the Brigade Commanders in Maj. Gen. Warren's command

Union Official Records

1 through 94

95 through 180

181 through 270


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