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Civil War Battle of Fort Wagner Illustrated Poster

Civil War Battle of Fort Wagner Illustrated Poster

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Civil War Battle of Fort Wagner Illustrated Poster

Item #: poster_XL_308
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This vintage illustrated poster depicts the Battle of Fort Wagner in South Carolina during the Civil War. The Battle of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, also known as the Second Assault on Morris Island, was fought on July 18, 1863, during the American Civil War.

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This vintage illustrated poster depicts the Battle of Fort Wagner in South Carolina during the Civil War.

 

The Battle of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, also known as the Second Assault on Morris Island, was fought on July 18, 1863, during the American Civil War. Union Army troops commanded by Brig. Gen. Quincy Gillmore, launched an assault on the Confederate-held fortress of Fort Wagner, which protected Morris Island, south of Charleston Harbor. The battle came one week after the First Battle of Fort Wagner.

The 54th Massachusetts, an infantry regiment composed of African-American soldiers, led the Union attack at dusk on July 18. They were backed up by several other regiments in Gillmore;s brigade, consisting of black troops from Louisiana and Florida. Members of the brigade scaled the parapet but after brutal hand-to-hand combat were driven out with heavy casualties. The 54th's colonel, Robert Gould Shaw, was killed. The 54th was hailed for its valor. Their conduct improved the reputation of African Americans as soldiers, leading to greater Union recruitment, which strengthened the Northern states' numerical advantage.

 

 Historical references courtesy of wikipedia.org.

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Filter by Photo Date: 1800s
Print Sizes 17x22, 24x36
Photo Dimensions: No
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