Battle of Cold Harbor

Location: Cold Harbor, VA
Dates: May 31, 1864 - June 12, 1864
Union Commander:  Ulysses S. Grant, Lieutenant General
Confederate Commander:  Robert E. Lee, General

Battle Summary:
Earlier in May, Grant stated to the administration, "I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer."  Obviously aware of the mood of the country during McClellan's days leading the Army of the Potomac, Grant was determined to get ahead of Lee, during the Overland Campaign of 1864.

After tangling with Lee in the Wilderness and at Spotsylvania Court House, Grant met Lee at the North Anna River...   More>>>>


Confederate cannon at Cold Harbor.

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