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By August 17th the five immense Parrott guns stood ready to fire against Sumter.
Thus the Federal army advanced, parallel by parallel, toward Battery Wagner at the end of Morris Island, until the final flying — sap took them up to its very walls, and it was carried by assault.
But the defenders had other strings to their bow, as Gillmore's amphibious diggers discovered.
Though now occupying the stronghold that commanded the harbor from the south, the Federals got no farther.
--serving the Parrotts in battery Meade
Headquarters of the field officer of the second parallel
The gun Swamp-Angel.
One of the most famous guns in the Civil War was the Swamp-Angel.
The marsh here surely deserved the name.
The two engineers who explored it to select a site for the battery carried a fourteen foot plank.
When the mud became too soft to sustain their weight, they sat on the plank and pushed it forward between their legs.
The mud was twenty feet