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On this Day
William Harvey Carney an African-American served in the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant. He received the Medal of Honor for fighting in the assault on Fort Wagner in Charleston, South Carolina, saving the American flag twice; once from falling during battle where he planted it in the parapet, and again on a second occasion when he went back to save the flag after realizing that the troops had retreated. Carney was wounded on both occasions while moving the flag.
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