The Battle of Charleston Harbor
Other Names: Battery Gregg, Fort Wagner, Morris Island, Fort Sumter
Location: Charleston County
Campaign: Operations against Defenses of Charleston (1863)
Date(s): September 7-8, 1863
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. Quincy Gillmore [US]; Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard [CS]
Forces Engaged: Regiments: total unknown (US 413; CS unknown)
Estimated Casualties: (US 117; CS unknown)
Description: 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.
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