Up until 2016,I didn't know much about this topic. I knew a bit about Arlington National Cemetery and a lesser bit about Gettysburg National Cemetery but couldn't have told you much else about our National Cemetery system. In January 2016,I visited Richmond/Petersburg,VA for a few days. The last night there I stayed at a hotel near the Richmond International Airport which is on the eastern outskirts of town. I had a midafternoon flight the next day so I had all morning that day for sightseeing. I rolled out early that day to visit the Cold Harbor and Gaines Mill battlefields. On Cold Harbor Rd. between the Cold Harbor battlefield and the nearby Gathright House,which was used as a Union hospital,is Cold Harbor National Cemetery. I didn't even know it was there until I came upon it. It is the first National Cemetery I visited and probably the smallest too so far. All I had was a cellphone camera and I wasn't much of a photographer at the time.