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Cold Harbor National Cemetery

Cold Harbor National Cemetery, established in 1866, is located on the site of the Battle of Cold Harbor, a clash that would be General Robert E. Lee's "last great battle in the field," and the only one Union General Ulysses S. Grant would regret. It is one of six Civil War-era cemeteries maintained by the Department of Veterans Affairs in the Richmond, Va., area. All these national cemeteries are historically linked to the Union assault on the southern capital: Seven Pines, Richmond, Glendale, City Point and Fort Harrison.

The 1.4-acre Cold Harbor Cemetery is preserved in a relatively rural context, partly due to neighboring lands that are part of the discontinuous Richmond National Battlefield Park, which is managed by the National Park Service. Across the road is the Garthright house, which served as a Union field hospital from June 3-12, 1864. The Battle of Cold Harbor (or Gaines Hill) occurred in June 1864, although cemetery burials were collected here from a 22-mile area.

Cold Harbor is a relatively small cemetery with about 2,000 internments. My visit in June 2009 was a short visit therefore I took about 50 representative photos posted below. I have added information to each photo which you can see as you move your mouse curser over the photo. By clicking on the photo you can view a larger version of the photo. If by chance you need a better version please contact me and I can send you the original high resolution photo. Please note the hot link in the top Cold Harbor title; this hot link will connect you directly to the on-line database to view more names.

Main Entrance  
DANIELS, W F    
 PVT   INFANTRY  
 DATE OF DEATH: 06/03/1864 
  
FULTON, J S    
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 8 
  
Jacob Muller New York #9  
SHANK, J    
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 10  
  
BORTS, W N    
 PVT   CAVALRY  
 DATE OF DEATH: 05/28/1864  
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 11 Ohio 
  
BLACK, JNO    
 PVT   CAVALRY  
 DATE OF DEATH: 05/30/1864  
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 12 PA.
  
BALL, WM    
 PVT   CAVALRY  
 DATE OF DEATH: 05/30/1864  
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 13 MICH 
  
ALBRO, P R    
 PVT   CAVALRY  
 DATE OF DEATH: 05/28/1864  
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 14  New York  
CAMPBELL, D    
 SGT   CAVALRY  
 DATE OF DEATH: 05/29/1864  
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 15  MICH  
William SECTION B  SITE 16  
MCVICAR, JAMES    
 DATE OF DEATH: 06/02/1864  
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 17  New York  
KINNEY, BALLARD    
 CORPORAL   CAVALRY  
 DATE OF DEATH: 05/28/1862  
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 18  New York  
WABEL, JOSEPH    
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 19  PA  
S, HERMAN    
 PVT   ARTILLERY  
 DATE OF DEATH: 06/06/1864  
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 20  New York  
H MET, JACOB    
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 21  
 CULVIMET, CH    
 PVT   CAVALRY  
 DATE OF DEATH: 06/06/1864  
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 22 New York  
WEED, D W    
 PVT   ARTILLERY  
 DATE OF DEATH: 06/06/1864  
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 23  New York  
WILLIAMS, HENRY    
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 24  New York  
M, J H    
 DATE OF DEATH: 06/06/1864  
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 25    
ROGERS, A    
 DATE OF DEATH: 06/05/1864  
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 26    
BUSH, CHRISTIAN    
 CORP'L   CAVALRY  
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 27  MICH  
OBRIEN, JAMES    
 PVT   INFANTRY  
 DATE OF DEATH: 06/03/1864  
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 28  New York  
MCNAMARA, JAMES    
 SGT   INFANTRY  
 DATE OF DEATH: 06/09/1884  
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 29 New York  
MCINTOSH, J B    
 PVT   INFANTRY  
 DATE OF DEATH: 06/04/1864  
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 30  Conn  
TIT, A    
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 31    
COWLES, ROLLINS    
 PVT   INFANTRY  
 DATE OF DEATH: 06/02/1864  
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 32  Mass  
KING, W J    
 PVT   INFANTRY  
 DATE OF DEATH: 06/05/1864  
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 33  New York  
BOLTON, GEO    
 SGT   INFANTRY  
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 34 New York  
BINGHAM, P A    
 PVT   INFANTRY  
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 35  MICH  
T, L K    
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 36  PA  
DINGMAN, ALONZO    
 PVT   INFANTRY  
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 37  MICH  
EWANS, ROB'T    
 PVT   INFANTRY  
 DATE OF DEATH: 06/04/1864  
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 38  MICH  
P, S    
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 40   
MANN, JOSEPH    
 PVT   INFANTRY  
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 41  MICH  
SHINGLE, DAVID    
 DATE OF DEATH: 06/03/1864  
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 43  PA  
Clark Cray SECTION B  SITE 44 MICH  
MILLER, C S    
 LT.   INFANTRY  
 BURIED AT: SECTION B  SITE 45  MICH  
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a 5-foot high marble sarcophagus erected by the U.S. government. It commemorates 889 unknown Union dead who were buried in nearby trench graves located on the battlefields of Mechanicsville, Savage-Station, and Gaines Mills.  
REGAN, MATHEW    
 BURIED AT: SECTION D  SITE 838  MASS  
ROGERS, E S    
 BURIED AT: SECTION D  SITE 812  ME  
VARNEY, J H    
 PVT   INFANTRY  
 DATE OF DEATH: 06/02/1862  
 BURIED AT: SECTION D  SITE 811 VT  
REIGELE, FAIBOB    
 PVT   INFANTRY  
 DATE OF DEATH: 06/03/1864  
 BURIED AT: SECTION D  SITE 810 New York  
WOODBORN, EDW'D    
 PVT   INFANTRY  
 BURIED AT: SECTION D  SITE 809  WISC  
MARTIN, E A    
 CORP'L   INFANTRY  
 DATE OF DEATH: 06/03/1854  
 BURIED AT: SECTION D  SITE 808  MASS  
MOORE, AND'W    
 CORP'L   INFANTRY  
 DATE OF DEATH: 06/03/1864  
 BURIED AT: SECTION D  SITE 807  MASS  
G.W. Causker RI  
Four US Soldiers  
TRUITT, JEFFERSON    
 2ND LT   INFANTRY  
 DATE OF DEATH: 06/03/1864  
 BURIED AT: SECTION D  SITE 785  PA  
RIGLEY, JAMES    
 PVT   INFANTRY  
 BURIED AT: SECTION D  SITE 786  MD  
STYER, JOHN R    
 CORP'L   CAVALRY  
 BURIED AT: SECTION D  SITE 789  PA  
UTT, ANDREW J    
 PVT   US ARMY  
 CIVIL WAR  
 DATE OF BIRTH: 04/01/1839  
 DATE OF DEATH: 05/28/1864   
The 8th New York Heavy Artillery Monument was erected in 1909 by the state of New York to honor the 219 members of this regiment who died as a result of the Battle of Cold Harbor. The granite block features a bronze tablet on which the names of the dead are listed.
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