[from the diary of Samuel Johnson of the 1st Massachusetts Independent Light Battery]
Reveille was blown at five A. M
harnessed and packed up, and by seven
were again in motion. At three P. M.
after a long and very fatiguing march, we
halted and encamped at Cold Harbor,
some seven miles from Richmond and
two from the Chicahominy. We are expecting
a battle in a very few days. Pleasant
and very warm.
[transcription by Mary Roy Dawson Edwards]