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