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The Battle of Cold Harbor

Today's picture shows General Ulysses S. Grant in camp at Cold Harbor. It was on this day, June 3, in the year 1864 that the Battle of Cold Harbor was fought. Union casualties were more than 8,000 men in one two hour period.


Confederate Cap Worn by a North Carolinian Killed in Action. This exceedingly rare chasseur pattern cap belonged to Private J. Austin Craven, a 29-year-old farmer who served in Company G, 46th North Carolina Volunteer Infantry. The Randolph County native enlisted in April, 1862 and was killed during the Battle of Cold Harbor in June, 1864.


1865. A Cold Harbor-i csata után néger munkások gyűjti össze a halott konföderációs (rabszolgapárti) katonák maradványait. Irónikus.