The Battle of Fort Fisher, N.C.

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.


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
25th Ohio
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.

--Old Secesh

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