Cold Harbor | June 7, 1864
Hanover County, Va.
Grant shortened his lines the day after the June 3 assault, but both sides remained mostly in position for the next nine days. Some men were pinned between the lines, barely yards from the enemy. Sharpshooters picked off scores of unlucky survivors of the carnage, and artillery batteries traded long range fire. On June 7, four days after the heaviest fighting, Lee and Grant agreed to a two-hour truce to allow the Federals a chance to retrieve their wounded. However, by then few of the wounded were found alive as thousands had died under the summer sun.
Phase Three of Gaines’ Mill-Cold Harbor Saved Forever Campaign
Victory is nearly at hand. But we still needed to raise a huge amount: $507,299 for Phase Three. We’ve already raised just over $400,000 toward this...
Hanover County, VA | May 31, 1864
Result: Confederate Victory