Battle at Cold Harbor: Summary & Facts


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Which was the first battle of the Overland Campaign?

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1. Which Union general's troops were the first to reach Cold Harbor?

2. The main Union assault at Cold Harbor cost several thousand lives in the span of just a few hours. On which date did this occur?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The printable worksheet will teach you more about the Battle at Cold Harbor, which was a deadly Civil War battle that took place in Virginia in 1864. The interactive quiz will then ask you questions revolving around specific details of the fight and its outcome.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check your knowledge of:

  • What the first battle of the Overland Campaign was
  • The first Union general to lead his troops to Cold Harbor
  • When the Battle of Cold Harbor commenced
  • The outcome of the battle and its importance

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Battle at Cold Harbor
  • Distinguishing differences - verify that you can read information regarding a bloody Civil War battle and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the outcome of the fighting and why it was such an important battle

Additional Learning

To learn more about one of the deadliest battles of the Civil War, review the corresponding lesson on the Battle at Cold Harbor. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identifies what the Overland Campaign was
  • Reveals the different roles that Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee played in the Civil War
  • Examines the facts surrounding the Battle of Cold Harbor
  • Explains the aftermath of the conflict