Maps Fort Wagner. Morris Island
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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 fort by September 6th. The Confederate forces abandoned the fort during the night.
- This map includes Folly Island to the south of Morris Island, Charleston Harbor to the northeast and Coles Island to the north.
- Contributor Names
- Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Morris Island, Battle of, S.C., 1863 (July 10-Spetember 7)--Maps
- - Fort Wagner (S.C.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Maps
- - United States--South Carolina--Morris Island
- - United States--South Carolina--Fort Wagner
- - Morris Island, Battle of, S.C
- - NOTE: Researchers will be served a color photocopy of this scrapbook image.
- - Color coding indicates the location of Confederate fortifications on Morris Island.
- - "Genl. Gillmore's works in front of Fort Wagner, July 1863." - Page caption.
- - 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.
- - Robert Knox Sneden Diary (Mss5:1 Sn237:1), Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va.
- - In the Robert Knox Sneden Scrapbook (Mss5:7 Sn237:1 p. 310).
- - Manuscripts
- 1 map : pen-and-ink and watercolor ; 11 x 18.5 cm.
- Virginia Historical Society, P.O. Box 7311, Richmond, VA 23221-0311 USA vau
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ContributorsSneden, Robert Knox
Fort Wagner (S.C.)
Morris Island, Battle Of, S.C
Morris Island, Battle Of, S.C., (July 10-Spetember 7)
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Sneden, Robert Knox. Fort Wagner. Morris Island. [to 1865, 1863] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00230/. (Accessed February 25, 2017.)
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Sneden, R. K. (1863) Fort Wagner. Morris Island. [to 1865] [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00230/.
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Sneden, Robert Knox. Fort Wagner. Morris Island. [to 1865, 1863] Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/gvhs01.vhs00230/>.