Maps Map of Charleston Harbor showing Union and Rebel Batteries &c. Septr. 1863.

Format Maps
Contributors Sneden, Robert Knox
Dates 1861
Location Block Island
Charleston Harbor
Charleston Region
Morris Island
South Carolina
United States
Language English
Subjects Block Island
Block Island (S.C.)
Charleston Harbor
Charleston Harbor (S.C.)
Charleston Region
Civil War
Morris Island
Morris Island (S.C.)
Morris Island, Battle Of, S.C
Morris Island, Battle Of, S.C., (July 10 September 7)
South Carolina
United States
Map of Charleston Harbor showing Union and Rebel Batteries &c. Septr. 1863.
Map shows the location of Union and Confederate fortifications on James, Sullivan, Block and Morris islands at the entrance to Charleston Harbor, S.C. In July 1863, Union generals Gillmore and Dahlgren hoped to take Fort Wagner, on Morris Island in Charleston Harbor, in order to gain a vantage point from which to launch an attack on the city of Charleston. Strongly defended by the Confederates, the first Union assaults (July 10th and 18th) resulted in extremely high casualties. Gillmore began formal siege operations and had reached the base of the fort by September 6th. The Confederate forces abandoned the fort during the night. Also indicated are the locations of sunken Union gunboats and of the "Swamp Angel" battery, which had been used to shell Charleston in August. Also, while dated Sept. 1863, the notation "Union batteries 1864" appears on Block Island.
Contributor Names
Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.
Created / Published
[S.l., 1863-1865].
Subject Headings
-  Morris Island, Battle of, S.C., 1863 (July 10-September 7)--Maps
-  Block Island (S.C.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  Charleston Harbor (S.C.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  Morris Island (S.C.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  South Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
-  United States--South Carolina--Block Island
-  United States--South Carolina--Morris Island
-  United States--South Carolina--Charleston Harbor
-  United States--South Carolina--Charleston Region
-  Morris Island, Battle of, S.C
-  Color coding indicates the location of Union and Confederate fortifications.
-  NOTE: Researchers will be served a color photocopy of this diary image.
-  This item is from the collections of the Virginia Historical Society; please contact the institution for more information.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image.
-  In the Robert Knox Sneden Diary (Mss5:1 Sn237:1 v. 4, p. 788).
-  Manuscripts
1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 15 x 12.5 cm.
Virginia Historical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311 USA vau
Digital Id
gvhs01 vhs00153

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