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Rare CDV Photo of Tattered Civil War FLAG
William Harvey Carney (February 29, 1840 – December 8, 1908) Sergeant William Harvey Carney was the first African American to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Carney rescued the U.S. flag as the flag bearer fell, carrying the flag to the enemy ramparts and back, and saying "Boys, the old flag never touched the ground!" While other African-Americans had since been granted the award, Carney's is the earliest action for which the Medal of Honor was awarded to an African-American...