Battle Detail

Charleston Harbor II

Other Name:
Battery Gregg, For Wagner, Morris Island, Fort Sumter
Operations Against Defenses of Charleston
April-September 1863
Principal Commanders:
Rear Admiral S. Du Pont [US] Brigadier General Pierre Beauregard [CS]
Forces Engaged:
413 total (US 413; CS 0;)
Estimated Casualties:
217 total (US 117; CS 100;)
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.
Confederate Victory
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