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Second Battle of Fort Wagner - Wikipedia


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, ...

The Battle of Fort Wagner Summary & Facts ... - Civil War Trust


After the July 11 assault on Fort Wagner failed, Gillmore reinforced his beachhead on Morris Island. At dusk July 18, Gillmore launched an attack spearheaded ...

Fort Wagner and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry


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.

The Battle of Fort Wagner Summary & Facts ... - Civil War Trust


Our Battle of Fort Wagner page that includes history articles, information on the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, battle maps, historic and modern photos, helpful ...

Assault of Battery Wagner and death of Robert Gould Shaw - Jul 18 ...


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 ...

African American soldiers at the Battle of Fort Wagner, 1863 | The ...


On July 18, 1863, on Morris Island near Charleston, South Carolina, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, a Union regiment of free African American men , ...

Striking the Blow at Fort Wagner - The New York Times


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.

Battle Summary: Fort Wagner/Morris Island, SC


Fort Wagner/Morris Island Civil War battle summary.

Ft. Wagner: black and white "saints" - A Picture From Life's Other Side


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 ...

National Park Civil War Series: The Civil War's Black Soldiers


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 burning ...