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Battle of Charleston Harbor



September 7-8, 1863

Other Names:

Battery Gregg, Fort Wagner, Morris Island, Fort Sumter


Charleston Harbor, South Carolina

Key Individuals Involved in the Battle of Charleston Harbor:

Union: Major General Quincy Gillmore
Confederate: General P.G.T. Beauregard


Confederate Victory. Total casualties unknown 117 were Union soldiers.

Overview of the Battle :

During the night of September 6-7, Confederate forces evacuated Fort Wagner and Battery Gregg pressured by advancing Federal siegeworks. Federal troops then occupied all of Morris Island. On September 8, a storming party of about 400 marines and sailors attempted to surprise Fort Sumter. The attack was repulsed.
Source: CWSAC Battle Summaries

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