Hold the Flag High: The True Story of the First Black Medal of Honor Winner

ISBN: 9780060504304

PUBLISHER: Katherine Tegen Books

The true story of the first Black Medal of Freedom winner—a remarkable account of one of the most memorable battles in Civil War history.

Sergeant William H. Carney was one of the few Black officers of the newly formed Massachusetts Fifty-fourth Regiment—composed entirely of Black soldiers. In an important Civil War battle, Carney led his men over the ramparts of Fort Wagner, where Union soldiers charged the Confederates. As they fought, they gained strength from the stars and stripes of the American flag, Old Glory.

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