The Battle of Cold Harbor: Events & Significance


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Why was Cold Harbor, Virginia an important location for the Union?

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1. How did the Battle of Cold Harbor begin?

2. What contributed to the high number of Union deaths in the Battle of Cold Harbor?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will check your knowledge of the Battle of Cold Harbor. While taking the quiz, you will be tested on how the battle began.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • The importance of the location for the Union
  • How the battle began
  • The effect of the battle on the North

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Battle of Cold Harbor
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the Confederate's strategy
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how it affected the Northern states and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the battle, review the accompanying lesson on the Battle of Cold Harbor: Events & Significance. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Detail how the battle began
  • Explore the location of the battle and why it favored the Union
  • Explain the strategies used by the Confederate Army
  • Cover how the outcome of the battle affected the Union