We visited the Cold Harbor battlefield site in Richmond, Virginia yesterday on our way to Nyack, N.Y. to do three weeks of revival meetings.
The Battle of Cold Harbor was fought from May 31 to June 12, 1864 (with the most significant fighting occurring on June 3), near Mechanicsville, VA.
It was one of the final battles of Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s Overland Campaign during the American Civil War, and is remembered as one of American history’s bloodiest, most lopsided battles.
Thousands of Union soldiers were killed or wounded in a hopeless frontal assault against the fortified positions of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s army. (These are the seven miles of trenches that you will see in the pictures.)
It was Grant’s attempt not only to defeat Lee’s army but, to capture Richmond , VA., which was the capital of the Confederate States.
Richmond was also close to…
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