The Second Battle of Fort Wagner, also known as the Second Assault on Morris
Island or the Battle of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, was fought on July 18, 1863, ...
After the July 11 assault on Fort Wagner failed, Gillmore reinforced his
beachhead on Morris Island. At dusk July 18, Gillmore launched an attack
Learn more about the Battle of Fort Wagner and the role that the famous 54th
Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry played in that important attack in 1863.
Our Battle of Fort Wagner page that includes history articles, information on the
54th Massachusetts Regiment, battle maps, historic and modern photos, helpful ...
Shaw and his 54th Massachusetts were chosen to lead the attack of July 18. ...
Union artillery battered Fort Wagner all day on July 18, but the barrage did little ...
On July 18, 1863, on Morris Island near Charleston, South Carolina, the 54th
Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, a Union regiment of free African American men
Jul 18, 2013 ... Most essential was Fort Wagner, but Union troops had been heavily repulsed ...
The attack failed, but Shaw and the 54th obtained immortality.
Fort Wagner/Morris Island Civil War battle summary.
Jan 22, 2011 ... This is the battle made mildly famous by the 1989 film: Glory. By helping to prove
blacks could fight, Fort Wagner opened the way for President ...
Before the attack on Fort Wagner, the 54th Massachusetts had gained limited
experience. It participated in a raid on Darien, Georgia, that resulted in the