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Chapter 12: Cold Harbor. June 1-12, 1864. By the left flank to Cold Harbor three positions the assault and repulse a night attack mortars and bomb-proofs the Saucy Battery an Armistice. Early on the night of the 1st, [says Hancock, in his official report,] I commenced withdrawing my corps in obedience to instructions from the Major General commanding. My orders required me to mass near army headquarters, but were afterwards changed, and I was directed to make every effort to reach Cold Harbor as early as possible to reinforce Wright's (Sixth Corps) left. Every exertion was made; but the night was dark, the heat and dust oppressive, and the roads unknown. Still we should have reached Cold Harbor in good season; but Capt. Paine, topographical engineer, who had been ordered to report to me to guide my column, unfortunately took one of my divisions by a short cut where artillery could not follow, which threw my column into confusion. .... The head of my column