Second Battle of Charleston Harbor

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Second Battle of Charleston Harbor
Began:

September 7, 1863

Ended:

September 8, 1863

Location:

Charleston County, South Carolina

Theater:

Lower Seaboard Theater

Campaign:

Operations against Defenses of Charleston

Outcome:

Confederate victory

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Combatants
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Commanders

Quincy Gillmore
Major General, USA

P.G.T. Beauregard
General, CSA

Strength

413

Casualties

117

Unknown

  

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. (NPS summary)