Collection Items

  • Map
    Plan of Genl Q. A. Gillmore's position on Morris Island, Charleston S.C. Shows the progression of earthworks constructed to allow Union forces to approach Fort Wagner. Gillmore's troops reached the ditch surrounding the fort on September 6. The Confederate forces abandoned the fort during the night.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1861
  • Map
    Genl. Q. A. Gillmore's line of earthworks in front of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, S.C., July 1863 Map depicts the siege of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, Charleston Harbor, S.C. Details include the locations of swamps, marshes, and sand ridges, and the elaborate earthworks and trenches constructed by Union troops under Gen. Q. A. Gillmore as they prepared to lay siege to the fort.
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863
  • Map
    Fort Wagner. Morris Island 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, the first Union assaults (July 10th and 18th) resulted in extremely high casualties. Gillmore began formal siege operations and had reached to base of the ...
    • Contributor: Sneden, Robert Knox
    • Date: 1863
  • Map
    Map showing siege operations against forts Sumter and Wagner, between July 13th & Sept. 7th, 1863, Maj. T. B. Brooks, A.D.C. & Assist. Engrs. Published by permission of Genl. Gillmore at the ... Scale ca. 1:6,750. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 389 Shows drainage, roads, high and low water line, 6-ft. and 12-ft. depth curve, batteries, trenches, stockades, and a plan of Fort Wagner. Fort Sumter does not appear on this map, only the line of fire to the fort from the breaching batteries south of Fort Wagner. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through ...
    • Contributor: Brooks, T. (Thomas Benton) - Brooks, T.
    • Date: 1863
  • Map
    Fort Sumter, South Carolina at the time of its capture February 18th, 1865. Showing the effects of the bombardment from Morris Island Scale 1:240 and 1:600. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 388 Sheet contains a plan of the fort, a horizontal section, 3 elevations, and 13 sections. This map appears also as Plate III of the Supplementary Report published with Q. A. Gillmore's Engineer and Artillery Operations Against the Defenses of Charleston Harbor in 1863; with a Supplement. (New York, D. Van Nostrand, 1868). 314, ...
    • Contributor: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
    • Date: 186?
  • Book/Printed Material
    The War of the Rebellion: a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate armies.
    Official records of the Union and Confederate armies
    Found also in the House Miscellaneous documents of the 52d to the 56th Congress. Each number has special index. Inserted in each volume: Additions and corrections ... Washington, Govt. Print. Off., 1902. Series 1, v. 1-53, series 3, v. 1-5, and series 4, v. 1-3 include "Alternate designations of organizations mentioned." Vol. 54-55 of series 1 [serial no. 112-113] "have not been published, and ...
    • Contributor: United States. War Department - Scott, Robert N. (Robert Nicholson) - Lazelle, H. M. (Henry Martyn) - Davis, George (George Breckenridge) - Perry, Leslie J. - Kirkley, Joseph W. (Joseph William) - Ainsworth, Fred C. (Fred Crayton) - Moodey, John S. (John Sheldon) - Cowles, Calvin D. (Calvin Duvall) - United States. War Records Office - United States. Record and Pension Office - United States. Congress. House
    • Date: 1880