This is a stunning
illustration of one of the most dramatic battles in US history.
Battle of Cold Harbor was one of the bloodiest military engagements of
the American Civil War. It was fought on June 3rd, 1864, at Cold Harbor,
Virginia, northeast of Richmond. It was part of the Overland Campaign
that also included battles at the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court
House. The Battle of Cold Harbor began when the Union Army of the
Potomac, which numbered about 110,000 men under General Ulysses S.
Grant, attacked the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, about 60,000
men under General Robert E. Lee.
on June 3, Grant began a general advance against the entire Confederate
line. More than 5000 Union soldiers were killed or wounded during the
first hour of the attack. The battle ended the Union drive through the
Virginia Wilderness. At
Cold Harbor, Union losses totaled more than 7000
men, and Confederate losses were estimated at about 1500. Grant
subsequently agreed with military critics that his losses at Cold Harbor
were unjustified in terms of results achieved.
illustration captures the action of this important battle. The upper
illustration is captioned, "Grant's Great Campaign- The Position at Cold
Harbor". It shows a number of Union Artillery pieces firing into enemy
lines. The confederate forces can be seen on the march in the
distance. The lower image presents more dramatic action, and is
titled, "Grant's Great Campaign- the Las Fight of the Pennsylvania
Reserves", and is shows a long line of Union infantry entrenched behind
This is a
nice piece that will make an excellent addition to your Civil War
collection. It will make nice display when framed and placed in your
office or study, and it will be the center of attention wherever it is
of this century, these older, original pages do not yellow and fall
apart. The reason is that modern newspapers use an acid based process.
Remnant acid in the paper causes the paper to quickly yellow and
deteriorate. A different process was used in the mid-1800's which
yielded an exceptional quality paper that will last for
centuries. Special acid free mats should be used when you frame this
piece to ensure that it will last another 150 years. Acid free mats are
available at most better frame shops. If you have any questions related
to handling or framing this piece feel free to email me. The print is
approximately 16x11 inches. I have been collecting Civil War
Newspapers for over 10 years. It is a fascinating hobby, and I find
that these pieces really get noticed when framed and displayed.
The leaf is in
excellent condition. It has the rich sepia tone that you expect in
original material from this period. It is highly displayable, and I
guarantee your satisfaction!
Don't, miss your
chance to own an original and rare piece of Civil War History.