Battle of James IslandDate: June 16, 1862Location: Charleston, South CarolinaUnion Leader: Henry Benham Confederate Leaders: Nathan Evans, Lamar
Union Force: 6,600 Confederate Force: 2,000
Union Casualties: 683 Confederate Casualties: 204
Victor: ConfederatesThe Union dropped troops on the southeast part of James Island and they marched north toward Charleston in an attempt to take the city. The Confederates prepared for them and despite having fewer soldiers, beat back the Union attack. This was the only attack made on the South Carolina capital througout the entire war.