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Today In Charleston History: July 19

1863-Civil War. Battery Wagner

The morning after the assault of 54th Massachusetts, Gen. Beauregard instructed General Ripley to hold “Morris Island at all costs for the present.” General Gillmore (U.S. Army) resumed bombardment of Fort Wagner.

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Fort Wagner, the day after the assault by the 54th Massachusetts

Map of Morris Island

Map of Morris Island

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