the heat intense.
They bore up manfully, although they had been without sleep for three nights, and many without food.
At noon on June 2 the regiment arrived at Cold Harbor and the men again moved out as skirmishers under fire of the enemy, but suffered no loss.
At night the brigade was massed in a hollow a short distance to the left of the works and turned in for the night.
Everyone expected hard work on the morrow and none was disappointed.
Just after midnight on the morning of the 3d, the men were awakened and given two day's rations of hardtack, coffee and sugar and were then permitted to sleep until daylight.
Then they formed for the charge upon the enemy's lines and, after waiting three hours for the order, started on the double-quick,— and met the fate of all portions of the Union Army,—heavy loss and nothing gained.
On they ran, over two lines of works, across the fields which were swept by a terrible fire of canister from the enemy's batteries, while the musketry