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It was begun July 27, 1863.
Most of the work was done at night, for the fire from the adjacent Confederate forts rendered work in daylight dangerous.
By August 17th, most of the guns were in position, and two days later the whole series of batteries on the left, as they were designated, were pounding away at Fort Sumter.
Both the batteries on this page were on the left, that is, across a creek from Morris Island proper.
Battery Hays was begun on July 15, 1863, in preparation for an attack on Battery Wagner set for July 18th.
Within sixty hours from breaking ground, the platforms were made, the earthworks thrown up and revetted with sand-bags — as shown — magazines constructed and fifteen Parrott guns in place, ready to open fire.
At ten o'clock they began the bombardment of Wagner, in conjunction with the fleet, and kept it up until dusk, when a determined but unsuccessful assault was made.
Battery Reno was one of the breaching batteries a