Gate of Hell: Campaign for Charleston Harbor, 1863
Study of the Union's Campaign for Charleston. The many attacks the Union attempted that summer to capture the cradle of the Confederacy. Overview of the campaign, focusing on the relationships between the Army and the Navy of the United States

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July 10-11, 1863

Beauregard
P.G.T. Beauregard
Napoleon in Gray

Beauregard often gets overlooked, he was never as beloved as Lee or Stonewall Jackson, but he was capable, the man had a sharp mind and Lee understood this, even if Jefferson Davis did not

On July 10, Union artillery on Folly Island together with Rear Admiral John Dahlgren's fleet of ironclads opened fire on Confederate defenses of Morris Island.

The bombardment provided cover for Brigadier General George C. Strong's brigade, which crossed Light House Inlet and landed by boats on the southern tip of the island.

Strong's troops advanced, capturing several batteries, to within range of Confederate Fort Wagner.

At dawn, July 11, Strong attacked the fort. Soldiers of the 7th Connecticut reached the parapet but, unsupported, were thrown back.

Result(s): Confederate victory

Location: City of Charleston

Campaign: Operations against Defenses of Charleston (1863) next battle in campaign   previous battle in campaign

Date(s): July 10-11, 1863

Principal Commanders: Brigadier General Qunicy Gillmore [US]; General P.G.T. Beauregard [CS]

Forces Engaged: Brigades

Estimated Casualties: 351 total (US 339; CS 12)

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Major Edward Manigault, one of the commanding officers ordered by General P. G. T. Beauregard to document his unit's daily operations, began a diary in July 1863 that would become one of the most informative records to survive the Civil War.
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