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 forces continue bombarding the fortifications in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, in preparation for another infantry attack.
The Federal bombardment of Fort Sumter and Batteries Wagner and Gregg in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, temporarily halts.
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.
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 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.