On July 10, Union artillery on Folly Island together with Rear Admiral John Dahlgren's fleet of ironclads opened fire on Confederate defenses of Morris Island.
The bombardment provided cover for Brigadier General George C. Strong's brigade, which crossed Light House Inlet and landed by boats on the southern tip of the island.
Strong's troops advanced, capturing several batteries, to within range of Confederate Fort Wagner.
At dawn, July 11, Strong attacked the fort. Soldiers of the 7th Connecticut reached the parapet but, unsupported, were thrown back.
Result(s): Confederate victory
Location: City of Charleston
Campaign: Operations against Defenses of Charleston (1863) next battle in campaign previous battle in campaign
Date(s): July 10-11, 1863
Principal Commanders: Brigadier General Qunicy Gillmore [US]; General P.G.T. Beauregard [CS]
Forces Engaged: Brigades
Estimated Casualties: 351 total (US 339; CS 12)