Encampment and Re-enactment
November 7, 2009
Twilight Battle- Cold Harbor
Battle of Cold Harbor occurred between May 31 and June 12, 1864. On
June 3, Grant ordered an all out assault on the Confederate lines along
the Bethesda Church-Cold Harbor line. This was an attack that Grant
wished he had never ordered. The Union forces were slaughtered in the
battle, that took place before dawn. The estimated casualties from the
whole battle was 13,000 Union forces and 2,500 Confederates.
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