McGHEE HOUSE

Ironically, both the 1st Maryland Infantry Regiment and 2nd Maryland Infantry fought gallantly near the McGhee House (Cold Harbor) during the month of June but at different times.

 The 1st Maryland Infantry Regiment fought there on June 27, 1862 during what was called the Battle of Gaines Mills or First Cold Harbor. This is when Col. Bradley Johnson drilled the Regiment on Manual of Arms during battle and under fire to keep the men focused. (Photos below). 

The 2nd Maryland Infantry fought there on June 2, 1864 during what is known as the Battle of Cold Harbor (2nd Battle). This is when 2nd Maryland, while in reserve, raced forward with bayonets to push back the break through made by Gen. Hancock's men. (Photos below)Note: both excerpts name McGhee House.


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