This thread will be dedicated to the Union Naval Boat Attack of 9/8/1863, with a 150th Anniversary in 2013. I would like to transfer the discussion here for future research and planning.
Along with U. S. Marines and Navy, we will also discuss, Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, and the Charleston Battalion under Major Stephen Elliot.
Yesterday I did some research into the event, it appears that in Charleston, Union dead and wounded were always separated from Confederate Soldiers. The Union dead were buried at the Hampton Race Course, which was a former mustering camp. After the war, most of them were disinterred and buried at Beaufort National Cemetery. The Union POW's were held at the City Jail and a Wayside Hotel that was converted into a hospital.
In regards to the Union dead at Fort Sumter, I found this entry from a Centennial Book produced by South Carolina in 1961:
"Sept. 9th, 1 a.m. The assault on Fort Sumter by two columns of boats from the fleet repulsed, with the capture of 115 prisoners, four boats and three colors, 6 killed, 19 wounded, 124 total. Confederate losses, none. Flag of truce in from the from the fleet to Sumter and receiving the dead."
Which explains the arrangements for some of the dead. It is also a possibility that some of the Union dead were buried in the potter's field in Charleston. It will be our project to trace the names of participants of the Boat Landing. We will also raise money for Civil War Preservation.
In addition to Naval and Marine, customs and material culture, we will also need to discuss the LH program. What would you like to do or see? I would value your input and support. The Tramp Brigade will sponsor this event but, we want other individuals and units to feel included in the process, provided that they are aiming for a well researched and accurate portrayal of the event.
If we could secure 50 Naval and Marine Participants and perhaps 30-50 Confederates. I believe 100 people would be the maximum amount we could accommodate at the fort.