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This page tells information about the Battle of Fort Wagner.

Discription:
 
On the night of July 18, 1863, an attack on the fort was launched by the 54th Massachusetts Infantry.  The 54th was an all African American regiment.  The regiment went over the forts rampart, but after some hand-to-hand combat, the force was driven out.  The regiment suffered heavy casualties, and they lost their commander.
 
 

Location: 
City of Charleston
 
Date: 
July 18-September 7, 1863
 
Casualties: 
1, 689
 
Winner:
Confederate

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"Storming Fort Wagner"