Plan of Fort Wagner

1863

This detailed drawing of Fort Wagner, executed in 1863 by Lt. N. M. Edwards, documents the size and configuration of the fort. Cross sections provide insight into the interior construction. In the movie Glory, the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment approached the fort from the north and attacked the eastern ramparts. In reality, the regiment stormed the southern ramparts.

National Archives, Records of the Office of the Chief of Engineers


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