Battle of Grimball's Landing

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Battle of Grimball's Landing
Secessionville, James Island
Began:

July 16, 1863

Ended:

Same day

Location:

City of Charleston and James Island, South Carolina

Theater:

Lower Seaboard Theater

Campaign:

Operations against Defenses of Charleston

Outcome:

Inconclusive

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Combatants
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Commanders

Alfred H. Terry
Brigadier General, USA

Johnson Hagood
Brigadier General, CSA

Strength

3,800

3,000

Casualties

Unknown

18

  

To divert Confederate reinforcements from a renewed attack on Fort Wagner, Gen. Gillmore designed two feints. An amphibious force ascended Stono River to threaten the Charleston & Savannah Railroad bridge. A second force, consisting of Terry’s division, landed on James Island on July 8. Terry demonstrated against the Confederate defenses. On July 16, the Confederates attacked Terry’s camp at Grimball’s Landing. Because of incomplete reconnaissance of the difficult, marshy ground, the disorganized Confederate attack was soon aborted. Their mission accomplished, Federal troops withdrew from the island on July 17. (NPS summary)

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