§In the summer of 1864, Maj. Gen. John
G. Foster replaced Gillmore as commander of land
operations and again attempted to take the fort.
§Foster, a member of Anderson's 1861
garrison, believed that "with proper arrangements" the fort could be taken "at any
§However after two months of bombardment Foster had failed to take the fort and he abandoned the effort.
§Intermittent fire was maintained until Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's
troops advancing north from Savannah, Georgia,
forced the evacuation of Fort Sumter on February 17, 1865.
§In spite of an estimated that seven million pounds of
artillery that were fired at Fort Sumter,
Confederate losses were only 52 killed and 267 wounded.
§On April 14, 1865, four years to the day after lowering it in surrender, Major GeneralAnderson raised the Fort Sumter Flag
again over the battered remains of the fort.