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.
Location: City of Charleston
Date(s): August 17-December 31, 1863
Principal Commanders: Major General Quincy Gillmore [US]; General P.G.T. Beauregard [CS]
Forces Engaged: Morris Island Batteries [US]; Fort Sumter Garrison
Estimated Casualties: Unknown