Cold Harbor National Cemetery
Cold Harbor National Cemetery located in Mechanicsville Virginia is the final resting place for approximately 2100 veterans the majority of whom were soldiers who died during the bloody Civil War battles of the summer of 1864. Located in Hanover County about ten miles northeast of Richmond the cemetery is a part of the Cold Harbor Battlefield. Adjacent portions of the battlefield are part of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. The cemetery features three monuments to fallen Union soldiers and an 1871 superintendents lodge that was designed by U.S. Quartermaster General Montgomery C. Meigs.
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Cold Harbor National Cemetery, Harper's Magazine, 1867. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.
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