Cold Harbor Battlefield, Richmond National Battlefield Park

Richmond, Virginia 23241

Cold Harbor Battlefield, Richmond National Battlefield Park

Cold Harbor Battlefield, Richmond National Battlefield Park Professional Review and Guide

"Dug in at Cold Harbor, Confederate forces repulsed the Union advance toward Richmond in a protracted engagement that left 16,000 men dead. The victory amounted to a stay of execution for the besieged Confederate capital and later prompted General Ulysses S. Grant to confess, “I have always regretted that the last assault at Cold Harbor was ever made . . . no advantage was gained to compensate for the heavy loss.”

Today those somber words are emblazoned on the battlefield’s visitor center. Earthen fortifications still wend their way through the now-silent woods, and an interpretive trail explains the grim reality of what in 1864 was a new phenomenon: trench warfare."

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Trail Information

Richmond
Nearby City
1.0
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
30–45 minutes
Duration
Year-round
Season
Hiking
Additional Use
Park headquarters at (804) 226-1981.
Local Contacts
Available at www.nps.gov/rich
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018