Battle of Cold Harbor Facts

General Ulysses S. Grant
General Ulysses S. Grant

Introduction - Battle of Cold Harbor

The Battle of Cold Harbor was one of the American Civil War's bloodiest battles and a great victory for the Confederate Army. Union General Ulysses S. Grant ordered attacks on well entrenched Confederate positions which resulted in great losses for the Union Army; Grant would later say "I have always regretted that the last assault at Cold Harbor was ever made". On this page we list interesting kid-friendly facts about this battle including where the battle was fought, how many casualties there were, when it was fought, and why the battle took place.

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Please note that this battle is sometimes called the Second Battle of Cold Harbor due to there being an earlier battle on the same site. The earlier battle, the Battle of Gaines Mill, fought on June 27th of 1862, is sometimes referred to as the First Battle of Cold Harbor.

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