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History and Culture

Civil War Series

The Battle of Cold Harbor


book cover
Front cover: Battery H First Ohio Volunteers Light Artillery in Action at Cold Harbor, Va, June 3-4, 1864, by Gilbert Gaul, courtesy of Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society of Ohio, Oregon, Ohio.


Maps by George Skoch

Thanks to Mike Andrus, Robert F. L. Krick, Eric Mink, and David Ruth at Richmond National Battlefield Park.

Published by Eastern National, copyright 2001. All rights reserved.

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Key for photo and illustration identification:
BLBattles and Leaders of the Civil War
FWFrank and Marie-Therese Wood Print Collection, Alexandria, Virginia
LCLibrary of Congress, Washington, DC
NANational Archives, Washington, DC
NPSNational Park Service
USAMHIUnited States Army Military Historical Institute, Carlisle, PA

Want to Learn More?
The following books are suggested reading for additional insights into the Civil War and its key battles: Ernest B. Furgurson Not War But Murder: Cold Harbor 1864 (New York: Vintage, 2001), Gordon C. Rhea Cold Harbor: Grant and Lee, May 26-June 3, 1864 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2007), and Noah Andre Trudeau Bloody Roads South: The Wilderness to Cold Harbor, May-June 1864 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2000).

History and Culture