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Unformatted text preview: Grant continued his assault on Lee's army. However, the battle at Cold Harbor even gave Grant pause. Botched leadership, confusing orders, and strong Confederate fortifications exacted the second-worst toll of the war on the Union troops6,000 Union men fell in a single hour of the battle. It was the only day of battle that Grant ever admitted regretting. However, the battle had not been a total wastealthough in Grant's terms that was different from a defeat. Cold Harbor did not contribute to the success of the Army, but did result in the deaths of a number of Confederate troops, thus marking the battle at least a draw. The Union Army did not stop. Grant began to search for a new opening through which to attack the Confederate Army, and he found it in small railroad town of Petersburg. His engineers secretly constructed a pontoon bridge across the James River, and all but a...
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This note was uploaded on 12/25/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Summer '08 term at Texas State.

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