From the Richmond Whig, 5/2/1865
GIVING BURIAL TO THE DEAD. - For some days past details
have been made from the colored troops, who have been sent out with entrenching
tools, to the battle fields around Richmond, and employed in the burial of the
Union dead lying there exposed for a year past. Several hundred skeletons were
put under the sod upon the battle grounds of Gaines' Mill and Cold Harbor, and
other battle fields are being attended to in their turn.