Confederate forces finally abandon Morris Island in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, after enduring relentless pressure for nearly two months. The Federals then look to capture Fort Sumter.
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.
Federal forces unsuccessfully attack Battery Wagner near Charleston Harbor, and then prepare to try again.
Federal army-navy forces step up efforts to capture the vital port of Charleston, South Carolina, by focusing on the Confederate batteries on the islands south of the harbor.
Rear-Admiral Samuel F. Du Pont angrily refutes claims that he should not have retreated in the recent naval battle in Charleston Harbor.