TITLE

Glory at Battery Wagner

AUTHOR(S)
Henig, Gerald S.
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Civil War Times;Jun2009, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the life and contribution of William H. Carney, the first African American in U.S. history to earn the Medal of Honor. It notes that Carney had been born into slavery on February 29, 1840 in Norfolk, Virginia. When the call for black Union soldiers went out, Carney decided that he could best serve God by serving his country and his oppressed brothers. Carney aims to improve the efficiency of Union forces during the Civil War.
ACCESSION #
38697833

 

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