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Fort McKeen, infantry post, was established in June, 1872. Fort McKeen was named in the tradition of the day, that is, named in honor of someone really important in the military or politics. This particular fort was named to commemorate Colonel H. Boyd McKeen who led the 81st Pennsylvania Volunteers. Colonel McKeen lost his life at the Battle of Cold Harbor in the Civil War.


Confederate Cap Worn by a North Carolinian Killed in Action. This exceedingly rare chasseur pattern cap belonged to Private J. Austin Craven, a 29-year-old farmer who served in Company G, 46th North Carolina Volunteer Infantry. The Randolph County native enlisted in April, 1862 and was killed during the Battle of Cold Harbor in June, 1864.

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The Battle of Cold Harbor

Everything you need to know about the Battle of Cold Harbor in 250 word or less.

Dug Lead Knuckles from the Cold Harbor, VA. Battlefield. A product of trench warfare which was in full swing by the time of the battle of Cold Harbor. Fashioned from low quality lead.

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Civil War 101: War in the West, 1861-1863

Civil War 101: War in the West, 1861-1863: Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant


Civil War at 150: Battlefield at Cold Harbor was scene of brutal trench fighting and sniper exchanges

Burying the rotting remains of a single battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Gaines Mill and Cold Harbour in Virginia. We sometimes forget the horror of such battles after the fact.


General Grant, Lieutenant Colonel Bowers, and General Rawlins at Grant's headquarters, Cold Harbor. Date Created/Published: 1864 June 11 or 12


Today's picture shows General Ulysses S. Grant in camp at Cold Harbor. It was on this day, June 3, in the year 1864 that the Battle of Cold Harbor was fought. Union casualties were more than 8,000 men in one two hour period.


1865. A Cold Harbor-i csata után néger munkások gyűjti össze a halott konföderációs (rabszolgapárti) katonák maradványait. Irónikus.