• Battle of James Island
    Date: June 16, 1862
    Location: Charleston, South Carolina
    Union Leader: Henry Benham        Confederate Leaders: Nathan Evans, Lamar
    Union Force: 6,600                         Confederate Force: 2,000
    Union Casualties: 683                     Confederate Casualties: 204
                                        Victor: Confederates
       The 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.