The Battle of Port Royal took place on November 7 1861 in South Carolina, with the sole purpose of establishing a Union blockade, as shown in the quotation “the attack had been to obtain a southern harbor of refuge where the blockading ships could be coaled, supplied, and repaired.” The main reason for this is because of its size and location; the port sits between Charleston and Savannah, Georgia and it has a large enough harbor t...
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