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Author Clinton, Catherine, 1952-
Title Hold the flag high / Catherine Clinton ; illustrated by Shane W. Evans.
Pub Info New York : Katherine Tegen Books, c2005.
Rating
book jacket
LOCATION CALL # STATUS 
 Brewster-Children's Coll.  J 973.7 CLI     AVAILABLE
 Chatham-Children's Coll.  J 973.7 Cli     AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Descript 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Note Accelerated Reader LG 5.4 0.5 0.5 103185
Summary Describes the Civil War battle of Morris Island, South Carolina, during which Sargeant William H. Carney became the first African American to earn a Congressional Medal of Honor by preserving the flag. In July 1863, a significantbattle in the Civil War was fought. Sergeant William H. Carney, an officer of the newly formed Massachusetts Fifty-fourth Regiment - comprised entirely of African Americans - led his soldiers over the ramparts of Fort Wagner, where Union soldiers charged the Confederates. As the soldiers fought, they gained strength from the stars and stripes of the American flag, Old Glory. It was Carney's vow to never let Old Glory touch the ground, and despite several gunshot wounds, he was able to rescue the flag from the fallen bearer. Carney held the flag high as a symbol that his regiment would never submit to the Confederacy. The battle of Fort Wagner decimated the Fifty-fourth Regiment, but Carney's heroism that night inspired all who survived.
Note "Amistad."
Subject Morris Island, Battle of, S.C., 1863 (July 10-September 7) -- Juvenile literature.
Carney, William H., 1840-1908 -- Juvenile literature.
African American soldiers -- Massachusetts -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 54th (1863-1865) -- Juvenile literature.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African American -- Juvenile literature.
Morris Island, Battle of, S.C., 1863 (July 10-September 7)
Carney, William H., 1840-1908.
United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 54th (1863-1865)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African American.
Fort Wagner (S.C.)
Add Author Evans, Shane.
ISBN 0060504293 (lib. bdg.)
0060504285
9780060504298
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