Coal Harbor

Coal Harbor.

There is some misapprehension in regard to the name of the locality of one of the most important of the series of the battles lately fought and won in the neighborhood of this city. A misapprehension not only in regard to the origin of the name, but to the name itself. Some of our contemporaries speak of the battle of “Cold Harbor.” This name will be news to the readers of the “Enquirer;” but Coal Harbor has been familiar to them, as a voting place, ever since the establishment of precinct elections, and long before the birthday of the greater number of soldiers who distinguished themselves in the battle of Friday evening. Coal Harbor is the name, but we do not know the origin.

— From the Richmond Enquirer, 12 July 1862, p. 1, c. 2.

Published by Christian Clay Columba Campbell

Christian Clay Columba Campbell is a Roman Catholic of the Anglican Use. As Senior Warden of the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Orlando, FL), he organised the process by which the parish accepted the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, petitioning to join the Catholic Church. The Anglican Cathedral is now the Church of the Incarnation in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. Personal queries should be directed to me at eccentricbliss dot com.

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