Provides an overview of the role of African American soldiers in the Civil War, focusing on the establishment of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment and their role in the attack on Fort Wagner on Morris Island, South Carolina.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Series||Headlines from history|
|LC Classifications||E475.63 .V54 2004|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||24 p. :|
|Number of Pages||24|
|LC Control Number||2001007246|
The Assault On Fort Wagner, J The Memorable Charge Of The Fifty-Fourth Regiment Of Massachusetts Volunteers () [Emilio, Luis Fenollosa] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Assault On Fort Wagner, J The Memorable Charge Of The Fifty-Fourth Regiment Of Massachusetts Volunteers ()Author: Luis Fenollosa Emilio. List of names of the enlisted men of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment missing after the Assault on Fort Wagner, South Carolina, July , Shown here the 54th's list of the enlisted men who went missing at Fort Wagner. National Archives, Records of . A Union soldier is shot while advancing on Fort Wagner during a reenactment to commemorate the th anniversary of the assault on Fort Wagner Saturday, Nov. 9, at Boone Hall Plantation. Paul. Photograph of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. Library of Congress. The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment is best known for its service leading the failed Union assault on Battery Wagner, a Confederate earthwork fortification on Morris Island, on J
Battle scenes from the movie Glory highlighted Fort Sumter National Monument’s recent commemoration of the th anniversary of the assault on Battery Wagner by the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, the Civil War’s most famous African American unit The Atlantic Ocean was not where it was supposed to be, however, and that took a little explaining. Second Battle of Fort Wagner, also known as the Second Assault on Morris Island or the Battle of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, (18 July ), unsuccessful Union assault during the American Civil War (–65) on Confederate-held Fort Wagner on Morris Island, South early assault on the fort on July 11 (the First Battle of Fort Wagner) had been just as unsuccessful. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. The assault on Fort Wagner: Black soldiers make a stand in South Carolina battle Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. The First Battle of Fort Wagner, occurred on J Only 12 Confederate soldiers were killed, as opposed to losses for the U.S. side. The Second Battle of Fort Wagner, a week later, is better was the Union attack on J , led by the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the first major American military units made up of black soldiers.
Along the way, readers meet such individuals as "Black Sam" Fraunces, a West Indian mulatto who owned the Queen's Head Tavern in New York City, a key meeting place for revolutionaries in the s and s and Sergeant William H. Carney, who won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery at the crucial assault on Fort Wagner duringthe /5(2). 54th Massachusetts Assault on Fort Wagner – July 18th They were chosen to lead the attack on Fort Wagner on Morris Island, South Carolina. It was this battle that books and movies have been made telling the story of the first black regiment in the Union army. Plan of the assault on Ft. Wagner, July 11th Summary Detail of Morris Island, Charleston Harbor, Charleston S.C., showing Confederate Fort Wagner being shelled by the U.S.S. Monitor. Also shown is the daylight assault of Gen. George C. Strong against the heavily-defended fort. Thirty-five years after the end of the Civil War, on 23 May , William Carney belatedly received the Medal of Honor for his actions at Fort Wagner, taking his rightful place in the long line of African-American patriots who have defended the United .