Today In Civil War History- August 16th, 1863

August 17th, 1863
Gunfire From Ft. Wagner

Union Admiral John Dahlgren

Union Admiral John Dahlgren

A bombardment began in earnest. The oversized rifled Parrott cannon on Morris Island were joined by other weaponry on Mossie Island as well as gunboats. The shooting was not completely one-sided though. Gunfire from Ft. Wagner killed Captain G. W. Rodgers, chief of staff to Union Admiral John Dahlgren.

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