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CARNEY, WILLIAM

carney william h

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.

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Service

Rank

Division

U.S. Army Sergeant Company C, 54th Massachusetts Colored Infantry

Conflict

Year of honor

born

Civil War 1863 Norfolk, Norfolk County, Virginia

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.