Early June 1862, Major General David Hunter transported Horatio G. Wright's and Isaac I. Stevens's Union divisions under immediate direction of Brigadier General Henry Benham to James Island where they entrenched at Grimball's Landing near the southern flank of the Confederate defenses.
On June 16, contrary to Hunter's orders, Benham launched an unsuccessful frontal assault against Fort Lamar at Secessionville.
Because Benham was said to have disobeyed orders, Hunter relieved him of command.
Result(s): Confederate victory
Location: City of Charleston
Campaign: Operations against Charleston (June 1862) next battle in campaign Campaigns
Date(s): June 16, 1862
Principal Commanders: Brigadier General Henry Benham [US]; Brigadier General Nathan Evans [CS]
Forces Engaged: 8,600 total (US 6,600; CS 2,000)
Estimated Casualties: 889 total (US 685; CS 204)