Southern Fort: Fort Wagner

24 05 2013

The Storming of Ft. Wagner

If you’ve seen the film Glory, starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, and Morgan Freeman, you’ll remember the historic Civil War battle at Fort Wagner. Positioned on the Atlantic beachfront, this fort was the site of two Civil War battles and was responsible for the subsequent inspiration and recruitment of many African-American soldiers.

This southern fort is especially fascinating to me, as it was built on swamp lands, which have been slowly eroding over the years since, and now, only the Morris Island Light tower remains, surrounded by water.




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