proaching the enemy in the neighborhood of Cold Harbor.
Our lines on the right were formed about 12 o'clock, and later on the left, and conformed to the enemy's in shape, but our position, aside from their fortifications, was far inferior to theirs.
Our line of battle, as formed, extending from right to left, was as follows: Longstreet on the right, A. P. Hill to his left, then the divisions of Ewell and D. H. Hill to his left in the order stated.
Whiting's Division, composed of Hood's and Law's Brigades, did not form in line, but were held in reserve near Cold Harbor.
The battle began in earnest a little past 12 o'clock, and soon raged with fury on our right where Longstreet was posted.
About 3 o'clock our left became engaged, and in the still, hot evening air the rattle of musketry and the roar of artillery was fearful all along our lines.
We knew, from our position of safety, that a terrible conflict was going on, in which the blood of the best and bravest on both sides was b