[Courtesy of The South Carolina Department of
Operations against Charleston (June 1862)
June 16, 1862
Brig. Gen. Henry Benham
Brig. Gen. Nathan Evans
Early June 1862, Maj. Gen. David Hunter
transported Horatio G. Wrightís and
Isaac I. Stevensís Union divisions under
immediate direction of Brig. Gen. Henry Benham
to James Island where they entrenched at Grimballís Landing near the southern
flank of the Confederate defenses.
On June 16, contrary to
Hunterís orders, Benham launched
an unsuccessful frontal assault against Fort Lamar at Secessionville.
was said to have disobeyed orders, Hunter
relieved him of command.
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