corps below Bethesda Church was attacked without success.
On our right, where the line extended toward the Chickahominy, it was broken at one point, but at once restored by Finegan's (Florida) brigade, with heavy loss to Hancock's troops who were attacking there.
The result of the action in the center, which has been described, presents a fair picture of the result along the entire line — a grand advance, a desperate struggle, a bloody and crushing repulse.
Before 8 o'clock A. M. on the 3d of June the battle of Cold Harbor was over, and with it Grant's overland campaign against Richmond.
When General Grant was appointed to the command of the Union armies and established his headquarters with the Army of the Potomac, we of the Army of Northern Virginia knew very little about his character and capacity as a commander.
Even old army officers, who were supposed to know all about any one who had ever been in the army before the war, seemed to know as little as anybody else.