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Fort Wagner

Battle Name : Fort Wagner

Date(s) : 18 July 1863

Part of : American Civil War , Naval Operations, 1863 ,

Outcome : A victory for American Confederate Forces over American Union Forces

Type of battle : Land, Sea


An assault on a costal battery fort, notable primarily for the gallant but ultimately costly attack by the 54th Massachusetts Regiment - the Union's first Negro Regiment to go into combat.