Monthly Archives: May 2014

Battle of Cold Harbor begins near Mechanicsville, Virginia 150 years ago this hour (May 31 1864)


Video: 'Civil War Combat - Battle of Cold Harbor'

(Tuesday, May 31, 1864, 4:00 p.m. local time; during the Battle of Cold Harbor, part of the Overland Campaign of the American Civil War) — The Battle of Cold Harbor, remembered as one of American history’s bloodiest, most lopsided battles, began today as Union cavalry seized the crossroads of Old Cold Harbor, about 10 miles northeast of the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia, holding it against Confederate attacks until the Union infantry arrived.

American 82nd Airborne have reached final staging post 70 years ago this hour (May 30 1944)


Video: 'Ten Days to D-Day 2/7' (May 30, 1944, at 12:13)

(Tuesday, May 30, 1944, 9:00 a.m. British Double Summer Time (BDST)/3:00 a.m. Eastern War Time(EWT); 7 days before the Normandy landings on the Western Front of World War II) — The American 82nd Airborne have reached their final staging post at Cottesmore airfield in the English Midlands by today for the upcoming invasion of Europe.  Continue reading American 82nd Airborne have reached final staging post 70 years ago this hour (May 30 1944)