Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Siege of Charleston, SC, Timeline-- Part 2

APRIL 7, 1863--Union ironclad attack on Fort Sumter turned back.

JULY 6, 1863-- Rear Admiral Samuel DuPont relieved from command of South Atlantic Blockading Squadron for failure to capture Charleston. replaced by John Dahlgren.

JULY 10, 1963-- Federal forces land on Morris Island.

JULY 18, 1863-- Battery Wagner attacked with the 54th Massachusetts leading the way.

AUGUST 1, 1863-- Beginning of a prolonged bombardment on Charleston.

AUGUST 17-September 2, 1863-- Bombardment of Fort Sumter. Seven million pounds of projectiles fired and the fort was reduced to rubble.

AUGUST 22-23, 1863-- The Swamp Angel, a Parrott Rifled cannon fires into Charleston before its barrel explodes.

More to Come. --Old B-Runner

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