Plan of Genl Q. A. Gillmore's position on Morris Island, Charleston

Historical map of Morris Island

General Q. A. Gillmore’s position on Morris Island, Charleston S.C.

Sneden, Robert Knox, 1832-1918.

[S.l., 1861-1865].

Shows the progression of earthworks constructed to allow Union forces to approach Fort Wagner. Gillmore's troops reached the ditch surrounding the fort on September 6. The Confederate forces abandoned the fort during the night.

Color coding indicates the location of Union and Confederate forces.
NOTE: Researchers will be served a color photocopy of this diary image.
In the Robert Knox Sneden Diary (Mss5:1 Sn237:1 v. 4, p. 789).

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