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In Charleston Harbor, a night attack by Union small boats on Battery Gregg is easily repulsed

Union small boat attack on Battery Gregg and Cumming's Point, night of September 5, 1863, artist's impression, detail
09/05/1863
Union forces were closing in on Fort Wagner and nearby Battery Gregg, defending Charleston, General Gilmore and Admiral Dahlgren planned a night boat attack on Cumming's Point and Battery Gregg, using naval boats and New Hampshire infantry.  Two attempts were made on successive nights and although the force reached within fifty yards of Gregg, they were easily driven off.  The Confederates abandoned both positions soon after.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Charleston - Repulse at Gregg," Harper's Weekly Magazine, October 3, 1863, p. 630. 
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