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Gathwright House, Route 156, Old Cold Harbor, Hanover County, VA circa 1780, Interesting vernacular building, reputedly used as a hospital during the Civil War battle of Cold Harbor.


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.


Lawrence Massillon Keitt (1824-1864), lawyer, politician, July 1861 raised the 20th South Carolina Regiment of Volunteers & commissioned as Colonel. Wounded in Battle of Cold Harbor and died as result of his wounds the next day, June 4, 1864. Left a widow and two very young children.