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 Posted: Thu Feb 7th, 2008 09:59 pm
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Actually the battleground at Cold Harbor was familiar to the A of P as well.  It was the same as the Battle of Gaines's Mill in June of 1862.

I have always thought this was one of the great ironies of the War.  Gaines's Mill featured a successful frontal assault and somewhat set the precedent for many more frontal assaults on both sides.  Cold Harbor showed the futility and useless loss of life of such an approach.  They both took place on the same ground. 

 

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