Thursday, September 6, 2018
Battle of Tuliffiny-- Part 6: Union Forces
The Battle of Tuliffiny was fought by soldiers from the U.S. Army, a large number of U.S. Marines and ships of the U.S. Navy. It was an army-navy operation out of the major Union base at Hilton Head, South Carolina. It did not involve units from Sherman's Army, but men from the Military department of the South.
Total forces of the Union are estimated at 5,000.
MILITARY DISTRICT OF THE SOUTH
Major General John G. Foster, commanding.
Brigadier General John Porter Hatch (Medal of Honor recipient)
Brigadier General Edward E. Potter
56th New York
127th New York
144th New York
157th New York
3rd New York Light Artillery Battery F
3rd Rhode Island Heavy Artillery
32nd U.S. Colored Troops
33rd U.S. Colored Troops
USMC First Lieutenant (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) George G. Stoddard, commanding.