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CMOHS.org - Sergeant CARNEY, WILLIAM H., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

CARNEY, WILLIAM H.

Rank: Sergeant
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company C
Division: 54th Massachusetts Colored Infantry
Born: Norfolk, Va.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: New Bedford, Mass.
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Place / Date: At Fort Wagner, S.C., 18 July 1863
 
 


CARNEY, WILLIAM H. Photo
 
Citation

When the color sergeant was shot down, this soldier grasped the flag, led the way to the parapet, and planted the colors thereon. When the troops fell back he brought off the flag, under a fierce fire in which he was twice severely wounded.

 
CARNEY, WILLIAM H. Photo