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    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
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    A sketch of the operations before Charlestown, the capital of South Carolina.

    Scale ca. 1:11,800. Hand colored. Includes descriptive index and inset of "Charlestown harbour," ca. 1:430,000. LC Maps of North America, 1750-1789, 1554 Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Vault AACR2: 100; 651/1

    • Contributor: Des Barres, Joseph F. W. (joseph Frederick Wallet) - Des Barres, Joseph F. W.
    • Date: 1780