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37

Cold Harbor to Petersburg

Lecture no. 37 from the course: The American Civil War

Cold Harbor to Petersburg

Taught by Professor Gary W. Gallagher | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

After Spotsylvania (May 8–21), Lee entrenched at Cold Harbor, Virginia. On June 3, Grant launched a futile and costly frontal assault. On June 12, he began one of the most impressive movements of the war, nearly taking Petersburg on June 15. By June 19, however, the opportunity had passed. Grant began a siege.

48 Lectures

1
Image of Prelude to War
Prelude to War
0 of 31 min
2
Image of The Election of 1860
The Election of 1860
0 of 30 min
3
Image of The Lower South Secedes
The Lower South Secedes
0 of 30 min
4
Image of The Crisis at Fort Sumter
The Crisis at Fort Sumter
0 of 30 min
5
Image of The Opposing Sides, I
The Opposing Sides, I
0 of 30 min
6
Image of The Opposing Sides, II
The Opposing Sides, II
0 of 31 min
7
Image of The Common Soldier
The Common Soldier
0 of 30 min
8
Image of  First Manassas or Bull Run
First Manassas or Bull Run
0 of 30 min
9
Image of Contending for the Border States
Contending for the Border States
0 of 30 min
10
Image of Early Union Triumphs in the West
Early Union Triumphs in the West
0 of 30 min
11
Image of Shiloh and Corinth
Shiloh and Corinth
0 of 30 min
12
Image of The Peninsula Campaign
The Peninsula Campaign
0 of 30 min
13
Image of The Seven Days' Battles
The Seven Days' Battles
0 of 31 min
14
Image of  The Kentucky Campaign of 1862
The Kentucky Campaign of 1862
0 of 29 min
15
Image of Antietam
Antietam
0 of 30 min
16
Image of The Background to Emancipation
The Background to Emancipation
0 of 29 min
17
Image of  Emancipation Completed
Emancipation Completed
0 of 29 min
18
Image of Filling the Ranks
Filling the Ranks
0 of 29 min
19
Image of Sinews of War—Finance and Supply
Sinews of War—Finance and Supply
0 of 30 min
20
Image of The War in the West, Winter 1862–63
The War in the West, Winter 1862–63
0 of 29 min
21
Image of The War in Virginia, Winter and Spring 1862–63
The War in Virginia, Winter and Spring 1862–63
0 of 30 min
22
Image of Gettysburg
Gettysburg
0 of 30 min
23
Image of Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and Tullahoma
Vicksburg, Port Hudson, and Tullahoma
0 of 30 min
24
Image of A Season of Uncertainty, Summer and Fall 1863
A Season of Uncertainty, Summer and Fall 1863
0 of 30 min
25
Image of  Grant at Chattanooga
Grant at Chattanooga
0 of 30 min
26
Image of  The Diplomatic Front
The Diplomatic Front
0 of 30 min
27
Image of African Americans in Wartime, I
African Americans in Wartime, I
0 of 30 min
28
Image of  African Americans in Wartime, II
African Americans in Wartime, II
0 of 30 min
29
Image of Wartime Reconstruction
Wartime Reconstruction
0 of 30 min
30
Image of The Naval War
The Naval War
0 of 30 min
31
Image of The River War and Confederate Commerce Raiders
The River War and Confederate Commerce Raiders
0 of 30 min
32
Image of Women at War, I
Women at War, I
0 of 30 min
33
Image of Women at War, II
Women at War, II
0 of 30 min
34
Image of  Stalemate in 1864
Stalemate in 1864
0 of 30 min
35
Image of Sherman versus Johnston in Georgia
Sherman versus Johnston in Georgia
0 of 30 min
36
Image of The Wilderness to Spotsylvania
The Wilderness to Spotsylvania
0 of 30 min
37
Image of Cold Harbor to Petersburg
Cold Harbor to Petersburg
0 of 30 min
38
Image of  The Confederate Home Front, I
The Confederate Home Front, I
0 of 29 min
39
Image of  The Confederate Home Front, II
The Confederate Home Front, II
0 of 30 min
40
Image of  The Northern Home Front, I
The Northern Home Front, I
0 of 30 min
41
Image of The Northern Home Front, II
The Northern Home Front, II
0 of 30 min
42
Image of Prisoners of War
Prisoners of War
0 of 30 min
43
Image of Mobile Bay and Atlanta
Mobile Bay and Atlanta
0 of 29 min
44
Image of  Petersburg, the Crater, and the Valley
Petersburg, the Crater, and the Valley
0 of 30 min
45
Image of The Final Campaigns
The Final Campaigns
0 of 29 min
46
Image of  Petersburg to Appomattox
Petersburg to Appomattox
0 of 30 min
47
Image of Closing Scenes and Reckonings
Closing Scenes and Reckonings
0 of 30 min
48
Image of Remembering the War
Remembering the War
0 of 31 min

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