Second Battle of Fort Sumter

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Second Battle of Fort Sumter
Began:

August 17, 1863

Ended:

December 31, 1863

Location:

City of Charleston, South Carolina

Theater:

Lower Seaboard Theater

Campaign:

Operations against Defenses of Charleston

Outcome:

Inconclusive

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Combatants
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Morris Island Batteries

Fort Sumter Garrison

Commanders

Quincy Gillmore
Major General, USA

P.G.T. Beauregard
General, CSA

Strength
Casualties
  

Federal batteries erected on Morris Island opened fire on August 17 and continued their bombardment of Fort Sumter and the Charleston defenses until August 23. Despite a severe pounding, Fort Sumter's garrison held out. Siege operations continued against Fort Wagner on Morris Island. (NPS summary)

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