Tag Archives: Fort Wagner

Remembering Sergeant Carney

One hundred and eighteen years ago today—May 23, 1900—William H. Carney received the Medal of Honor for actions in July 1863 during the Civil War.  President William McKinley, who issued the Medal in the name of Congress (hence the oft-used … Continue reading

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From ECW’s Archives: 54th Massachusetts at Fort Wagner

We retrieved this post by Phill Greenwalt from the Emerging Civil War archives for Black History Month.

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The Fourteen Medals of Honor at the Battle of New Market Heights

Today is the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of New Market Heights, an action in a larger series of battles that made up Ulysses S. Grant’s Fifth Offensive during the joint Siege of Petersburg and Richmond. New Market Heights is … Continue reading

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Kayaking to “Glory” Island

During a recent visit to the Charleston, South Carolina, area, my father and I kayaked to Morris Island, an uninhabited and completely undeveloped island on the south side of Charleston Harbor.  I thought I would share a few photos (taken … Continue reading

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