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Medal of Honor Winners

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Christian Abraham Fleetwood

Courtesy of the Library of Congress/Daniel Murray Collection

Private Christian Abraham Fleetwood (c. 1900), Civil War veteran and Medal of Honor recipient "for bravery and coolness under fire at the Battle of New Market Heights (Chaffin's Farm), 29 and 30 September 1864". Fleetwood moved to Washington, D.C. after the Civil War, and along with his wife, Sarah Iridell Fleetwood, became one of the most important literary boosters among the city's black middle class.

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