The Battle of Port Royal
A win for the Union!
Who? What? When? Where?
A Floating Operation
The Blockade Continued - Strategy
fThe attacking force assembled outside of the sound beginning on November 3, but on the way to the sound they hit a storm and lost many men and because if it they were not able to land. The battle was then changed into a contest between ship-based guns and those on shore. ***
The fleet moved to the attack on November 7 after more delays due to weather during which additional troops were brought to Fort Walker.Du Pont ordered his ships to keep moving in an elliptical pattern bombarding Fort Walker on one end and Fort Beauregard on the other. They used the same tactic as they did at the Battle of Hatteras Inlet.