Civil War Reenactors Return to Morris Island

Posted By Bill Payer on Jul 16, 2022 | 0 comments

“Civil War reenactors will return to Morris Island on July 18 to remember the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment’s three-month assault on Fort Wagner that proved 159 years ago Black men had the courage to fight against slavery.

The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company I, a Civil War reenactment group in Charleston, will hold a memorial ceremony from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the island, just south of Fort Sumter at the entrance to Charleston harbor. A boat will depart the Charleston Maritime Center at 2:30 p.m. The cost to attend the event as a spectator is $30 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the dock. The boat can carry 49 people.” To read the Charleston City Paper article CLICK HERE.

The July 18, 1863 battle was commemorated in the 1989 move “Glory”. To learn more about the battle from the American Battlefield Trust CLICK HERE.

For a article on the 54th Massachusetts CLICK HERE and to see the National Park Service article on the 54th CLICK HERE.

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