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Hold the flag high  Cover Image Book Book

Hold the flag high

Clinton, Catherine 1952- (author.). Evans, Shane, (illustrator.).

Summary: 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. 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. This nonfiction picture book is authored by Catherine Clinton, the Denman Chair of American History at the University of Texas in San Antonio, and beautifully illustrated by Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner Shane W. Evans.

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  • ISBN: 0060504307
  • ISBN: 9780060504304
  • ISBN: 9781685051235
  • Physical Description: print
    32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
  • Edition: First paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins Children's Books, a division of HarperCollins Publisher, 2021.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Subject: Carney, William H 1840-1908 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
African American soldiers Massachusetts Biography Juvenile literature
Morris Island, Battle of, S.C., 1863 (July 10-September 7) Juvenile literature
African American soldiers Juvenile literature
Carney, William H 1840-1908
United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 54th (1863-1865)
African American soldiers
Military participation African American
South Carolina
United States
Genre: Biographies.
Juvenile works.

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