Two sieges for the price of one! Gillmore’s evolving plans on Morris Island

From the moment the first assault wave rowed ashore on the southern end of Morris Island, it seemed that Brigadier-General Quincy Gillmore’s plans shifted like the sands on the beach. The original plan called for a four phased campaign to secure the Navy’s passage into Charleston Harbor – seize the southern end of Morris Island,Continue reading “Two sieges for the price of one! Gillmore’s evolving plans on Morris Island”

Parallels and boyaux: Trenches on Morris Island

In paragraph 100 of his official report covering the operations on Morris Island, Brigadier-General Quincy Gillmore noted: On July 18, [1863] immediately after our second repulse at Fort Wagner, orders were given to convert the position occupied by our right batteries on the 18th of July, and named Battery Reynolds, into a strong defensive line,Continue reading “Parallels and boyaux: Trenches on Morris Island”