The love of a Soldier
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Sgt. William H. Carney, a Soldier in the Union Army who received a Medal of Honor for his valor at the assault on Battery Wagoner on Morris Island, S.C. (depicted in the movie "Glory") loved America so much despite being born into slavery, that during the battle he refused to let the flag touch the ground despite suffering wounds to both legs, his chest and arms. He is considered the first black Soldier to win the Medal of Honor although clerical errors kept him from receiving it until after others received theirs.
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