The assault on Fort Wagner in Charlston was brutal.
Seeing that the flag bearer of his regiment, The 54th
Massachusetts was gravely wounded, Private Carney
grabbed 'Old Glory' just as he was hit with the first musket
ball. Two more hit him as he carried the flag back to Union
lines, it NEVER touched the ground!!!
William Carney was promoted to sergeant, and after the
War became the 1st African American to receive The
Congressional Medal of Honor. He died in 1908.
This weekend we honor all brave souls that fought and died
to protect our freedom.
If you or anyone you know has written a Friday Flash 55
Please come tell The G-Man!!
I will visit, read, enjoy, comment.....Then BOOK!!!
So from the most grateful host from coast to coast...
Have a Kick Ass Week-End!!!
God Bless America...God Bless Freedom!