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Map Plan of the Battle of Cold Harbor, June 3rd.

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  • Plan of the Battle of Cold Harbor, June 3rd.


  • After two days' preparation, the main Federal assault took place in the early morning of June 3rd against a well-entrenched Confederate army. Federal losses were overwhelming, and by noon Gen. Grant called a halt to the entire attack.
  • This map depicts the area of Hanover County, Va., that includes Old and New Cold Harbor, Gaines Mill, and Bethesda Church in relation to the Chickahominy and Totopotomoy rivers.


  • Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.

Created / Published

  • [1864-1865]


  • -  Cold Harbor, Battle of, Va., 1864--Maps
  • -  Hanover County (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
  • -  United States--Virginia--Hanover County
  • -  United States--Virginia--Cold Harbor
  • -  Cold Harbor, Battle of, Va


  • -  NOTE: Researchers will be served a color photocopy of this scrapbook image.
  • -  Color coding indicates the location of Union and Confederate forces.
  • -  Relief shown by hachures.
  • -  This item is from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society; please contact the institution for more information.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
  • -  Robert Knox Sneden Diary (Mss5:1 Sn237:1), Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va.
  • -  In the Robert Knox Sneden Scrapbook (Mss5:7 Sn237:1 p. 334).
  • -  Manuscripts


  • 1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 19.5 x 11 cm.


  • Virginia Historical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311 USA vau

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Sneden, Robert Knox. Plan of the Battle of Cold Harbor, June 3rd. [to 1865, 1864] Map.

APA citation style:

Sneden, R. K. (1864) Plan of the Battle of Cold Harbor, June 3rd. [to 1865] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Sneden, Robert Knox. Plan of the Battle of Cold Harbor, June 3rd. [to 1865, 1864] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.