Morris Island
Morris Island was the key to the whole Confederate defense of Charleston in 1863. From Morris Island Union forces would make their grand and futile assault on Battery Wagner - as memorialized in the 1989 movie "Glory." And it was from Morris Island that the Union forces would position their heavy artillery zeroed in on Fort Sumter and the City of Charleston. The first African-American Medal of Honor winner earned his accolade on Morris Island. Clara Barton was here too. Now we have the chance to help save this historic ground.

In support of the State of South Carolina, the City of Charleston, and the Trust for Public Land, the Civil War Preservation Trust conducted a preservation campaign to save 117 acres of historic Morris Island, SC.


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