Hold the Flag High

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By Catherine Clinton
Publisher Katherine Tegen Books
Hold the Flag High
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In July 1863, a significantbattle in the Civil War was fought. Sergeant William H. Carney, an officer of the newly formed Massachusetts Fiftyfourth Regiment comprised entirely of African Americans led his soldiers over the ramparts of Fort Wagner, where Union soldiers charged the Confederates. As the soldiers fought, they gained strength from the stars and stripes of the American flag, Old Glory. It was Carneys 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 Fiftyfourth Regiment, but Carneys heroism that night inspired all who survived.Catherine Clintons historically precise text paired with Shane Evanss rich illustrations creates a remarkable account of one of the most memorable battles in Civil War history.

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1280 words1,280 words
32 pages32 pages
Grade 1 to 3Grade 1 to 3
Published 2005Published 2005
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Book ISBN:

0060504285

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