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Medal of Honor Winners

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William Harvey Carney

Courtesy of the Library of Congress/Daniel Murray Collection

William Henry Carney (c. 1900), Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment Sergeant and the first African-American to receive the Medal of Honor. The American flag saved by Carney during the 1863 assault on Fort Wagner, off the Charleston, South Carolina coast, is still displayed at Boston's Memorial Hall.

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