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The Defence of Battery Wagner. An address delivered before the Confederate Sur-Vivors' Association in Augusta, Georgia, on the occasion of its Fourteenth annual reunion on memorial day, April 26th, 1892. By Hon. Lieutenant-Colonel H. D. D. Twiggs. Mr. President and Comrades My theme for this occasion is the defence of Battery Wagner, in Charleston harbor, South Carolina, against the combined attack of the land and naval forces of the United States, which occurred on the 18th of July,
nd, ready for the assault.
To say that the outlook to the garrison of Wagner was appalling, but feebly expresses the situation.
The bombardment begins.
On the morning of the 18th I was invited to breakfast with Dr. Harford Cumming, of Augusta, Georgia, as assistant-surgeon in the fort.
Our repast consisted of some hard crackers and a tin bucket of fresh butter, sent the doctor from home; a most tempting meal in those times of gastronomic privation.
We were sitting in the little medical