August 25, 1864
By 6:00 pm the assault had lost its momentum and in return Hancock reminded the Confederates why he was a worthy adversary.
Regrouping the II Corps he sent his men back down the lost trenches and across the field to Oak Grove Church. Initially successful, the counterattack failed. In the midst of this Hancock told a staff officer, "Colonel, I do not care to die, but I pray to God I may never leave this field!"