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's Memoirs, II, 276. He said: Cold Harbor is, I think, the only battle I would not fight again under the circumstances, and again in his Personal Memoirs: I have always regretted that the last assault at Cold Harbor was ever made. He had ordered Meade to suspend the attack whenever it should prove clearly hopeless, and the heavy fighting lasted less than an hour; but it has always been regarded as the greatest mistake of the war on the Union side. It was as useless and almost as costly as Lee's attack upon Meade's centre at Gettysburg. But we do not read that any of Grant's lieutenants protested against it, as Longstreet protested against the attack on Cemetery Ridge. Johnson's Short History, p. 396. Other regiments losing valuable lives were the 7th, 10th, 11th, 13th, 15th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 22d, 23d, 37th, 40th, 56th and 59th Infantry; the 1st Heavy Artillery, and the 1st, 5th and 10th batteries. The 12th, 16th, 35th, 36th, 39th, 57th Infantry and the 3d and 14th batteries