Second Fort Wagner

    Battle Facts

    18 Jul 1863

    Outcome: Confederate victory: second of two Union attempts to take Ft. Wagner fails, heroism of the 54th Massachusetts.

    6,800 Troops

    Union

    Commander(s)Quincy A Gilmore Truman Seymour John A Dahlgren Robert Gould Shaw George C Strong
    • 246 Killed
    • 880 Wounded
    • 389 Missing & Captured

    Confederacy

    Commander(s)PGT Beauregard William B Taliaferro Johnson Hagood
    • 36 Killed
    • 133 Wounded
    • 5 Missing & Captured