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Cold Harbor Battlefield

Civil War Photographs

As a part of General Grant's Wilderness Campaign, May-June 1864, the Federal and Confederate forces engaged at Cold Harbor, Virginia. General Lee made a defensive stand here, and Grant's army received heavy casualties, losing 7,000 men in 1/2 hour. After ten days, he withdrew with Petersburg as a new objective.

Courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-B8171-1173 DLC

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