June 4, 1864 (Saturday) Everything quiet during the day; very little firing today. The 4th Corps, moved from left, relieved Birney’s division in the evening. Our troops digging close up to enemy’s lines during night.
June 5, 1864 (Sunday) Everything quiet during the day. Our line was rather shortened last night. The enemy attacked (?Russell’s?) Division, 6th Corps about 8:15 p.m., and also along the 2d Corps, but after steady musketry fighting for twenty minutes were everywhere repulsed.
June 6, 1864 (Monday) Gen. Warren’s 5th Corps was moved from right and (illegible word) in rear of Custer on road from Old Church to Cold Harbor, two miles from latter place. Birney’s 3d Division 2d Corps was moved to the extreme left; its left resting on the Chickahominy at Barkin’s (?Mills?) above Sumner’s Upper Bridge/ All quiet during the day, skirmishing going on however. Our lines are about thirty or forty yards apart, and there’s so much firing during the day. Flag of truce from Gen’l Lee to Gen’l Grant this a.m. regarding a truce to bury dead, ect.
June 7th, 1864 (Tuesday) Nothing going on all day, but
A truce to bury dead and carry off wounded from 6 o’clk to 8 o’clk in evening.
Gen. Sheridan gone off on another rail towards (name of place erased.
Probably a precaution lest the writer become a prisoner and the information
become known to the enemy.)