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The Resource Hold the flag high, Catherine Clinton ; illustrated by Shane W. Evans

Hold the flag high, Catherine Clinton ; illustrated by Shane W. Evans

Label
Hold the flag high
Title
Hold the flag high
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Clinton ; illustrated by Shane W. Evans
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Describes the Civil War battle of Morris Island, South Carolina, during which Sargeant William H. Carney became the first African American to earn a Congressional Medal of Honor by preserving the flag. In July 1863, a significantbattle in the Civil War was fought. Sergeant William H. Carney, an officer of the newly formed Massachusetts Fifty-fourth 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 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clinton, Catherine
Dewey number
  • 973.7/34
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E475.63
LC item number
.C55 2005
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Evans, Shane
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carney, William H
  • United States
  • Morris Island, Battle of, S.C., 1863 (July 10-September 7)
  • United States
  • Fort Wagner (S.C.)
Target audience
primary
Label
Hold the flag high, Catherine Clinton ; illustrated by Shane W. Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780060504281
Lccn
2003011956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780060504298
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • ocm52553734
  • 1165611
Label
Hold the flag high, Catherine Clinton ; illustrated by Shane W. Evans
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780060504281
Lccn
2003011956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780060504298
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • ocm52553734
  • 1165611

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