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Cold Harbor: Richmond Animated Battle Map

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earthen fortifications dominated the

battlefield at Cold Harbor by June 1st

1864

the Union Army had seized the old Cold

Harbor intersection nine miles outside

Richmond Lee's Confederates entrenched

in a Twilight attack Grant's men blasted

a hole in the southerners lines both

armies expanded in dug bigger and better

lines the next day On June 3rd the

Federal Army attempted an all-out attack

across a seven mile front

Lee's men fought with their backs to the

Chickahominy River but the sophisticated

breastworks they used were an important

factor in the Confederate victory

the attackers lost heavily the direct

drive on Richmond ended ten days later

the Federal Army marched toward

Petersburg ending the Overland campaign

and inaugurating the final phase of the

Civil War in Virginia

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