1864- June 13 Monday Lee is alarmed to learn
that Grant's army has slipped away from his lines around Cold Harbor. At
daybreak this morning it was discovered that the army of Gen. Grant had left
our front. Our skirmishers were advanced between 1 and 2 miles, but failing
to discover the enemy were withdrawn, and the army was moved to conform to
the route taken by him." So the ANV shifted southward, taking position from
Malvern Hill to White Oak Swamp, blocking the road to Richmond, a road Grant
did not intend to take.
In July 1861, following the Union’s
disastrous performance at the first battle of Bull Run, President Abraham
two bills that authorized enlistments of 1 million 3-year
volunteers into the US Army. Among the many who answered this call, were two
Regiments from New York, the 105th and the 94th. The 105th recruits were
primarily from the Lockport, Wyoming, Holley, LeRoy, Batavia, Brockport, and
Rochester areas; the 94th was formed in Jefferson County.