150 years ago: Fourth parallel at 350 yards from Battery Wagner

August was a busy month on Morris Island, 150 years ago. And the busiest days occurred from August 17 through 23 with the simultaneous bombardment of Fort Sumter, advance of the siege lines against Battery Wagner, and the little matter of a Parrott Gun firing on Charleston. Add in Confederate attempt to sink the USSContinue reading “150 years ago: Fourth parallel at 350 yards from Battery Wagner”

The Wiard Guns on Morris Island: More field guns on the second parallel

In the earlier post, I pointed out that looking at the details in this photo showing Napoleon guns on the second parallel on Morris Island: We see this: And this (full size so you can pick out the details): Notice the maneuvering handspike on the lower left. Those details show up on the right handContinue reading “The Wiard Guns on Morris Island: More field guns on the second parallel”

Napoleons in the Second Parallel on Morris Island

There are a several other photos taken on Morris Island during the summer of 1863 which I’ll give mention. Some of these show the “rear area,” in particular the ordnance yard and camps. Others show Batteries Wagner and Gregg after Federal occupation. I’ll get to those in due time. However, I should, from a chronologicalContinue reading “Napoleons in the Second Parallel on Morris Island”