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In South Carolina, the U.S. South Atlantic Blockading Squadron takes Port Royal by naval bombardment

Civil War at Sea Topic Image, Crew members of the USS Pawnee
11/04/1861 to 11/07/1861
The squadron had sailed from Hampton Roads with almost fifty ships and around fifteen thousand troops just over a week before.  After weathering a hurricane, the task force arrived off Port Royal, South Carolina on November 4, 1861.  Following three days preparation and a weather delay, a concerted bombardment was made in the morning on the two main defending forts, Walker and Beuaregard, by most of the warships in the fleet and four hours later they were in Union hands. Beaufort was occupied two days later. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
 Lewis R. Hamersly, ed., The Records of Living Officers of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps ...  (Philadelphia, PA: J.B. Lippincott and Co., 1870), 273-275.