Battle of Cold Harbor
Location: Cold Harbor, VA
Dates: May 31, 1864 - June 12, 1864
Ulysses S. Grant
, Lieutenant General
Robert E. Lee
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...
Confederate cannon at Cold Harbor.
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