The Federal bombardment of Fort Sumter and Batteries Wagner and Gregg in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, temporarily halts.
Federals unleash the destructive cannon nicknamed the “Swamp Angel” on the people of Charleston, South Carolina, and Confederates object to waging war on civilians.
Federal heavy artillery opens fire on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, while Federal naval vessels begin bombarding Battery Wagner on Morris Island to the south.
Letter from Dr. Spencer G. Welch, a surgeon with the 13th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry.
Federal army-navy forces continue working to capture Morris Island at the southern entrance to Charleston Harbor, South Carolina.
Federal forces remain on Morris Island to threaten both Battery Wagner and Charleston, South Carolina, but the high command determines that more men are needed to finish the job.