CARNEY, WILLIAM H.
Organization: U.S. Army
Company: Company C
Division: 54th Massachusetts Colored Infantry
Born: Norfolk, Va.
Entered Service At: New Bedford, Mass.
Date of Issue:
Place / Date: At Fort Wagner, S.C., 18 July 1863
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.