Federal forces attack strong Confederate defenses on James Island, and cause a general to be removed from command.
Henry W. Benham plans to attack Confederate positions on James Island, south of Charleston, in violation of orders from his superior.
A slave hands over a Confederate vessel to the Federal blockade fleet off South Carolina, along with key information about Confederate positions around Charleston.
After struggling through a horrific storm on the Atlantic, the Federal naval squadron attacks and captures a vital Confederate port.
A massive Federal armada begins arriving off Port Royal, S.C., with plans to bombard the forts guarding the port into submission.
A massive Federal army-navy expedition leaves Hampton Roads to capture Port Royal, South Carolina, between Charleston and Savannah.