Cold Harbor Battlefield Park Walking TrailBy mid-afternoon on June 1, 1864, Ulysses S. Grant massed 45,000 Federals near Old Cold Harbor, 800 yards east of here. At 5:00 p.m. he ordered an attack, hoping to split Lee's army into two parts. Six veteran New Jersey regiments under Colonel William H. Penrose crossed this ground and passed the nearby Garthright House. At first a "death-dealing artillery fire" raked the Federals, then blasts of Confederate musketry. The Federal attack stalled after an advance of more than a half mile. Penrose's men quickly started digging a line of works 400 yards in front of you; for the remainder of the battle that would be the Union front line.
|Placed By||Hanover County Parks and Recreation, National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 10:34am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 298927 N 4162588|
|Decimal Degrees||37.58841667, -77.27736667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 35.305', W 77° 16.642'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 35' 18.30" N, 77° 16' 38.52" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6019 Cold Harbor Rd, Mechanicsville VA 23111, US|
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