Sgt. William H. Carvey Becomes 1st Black Soldier To Receive Medal Of Honor

There are 2 comments on the WDBZ-AM Cincinnati story from May 23, 2013, titled Sgt. William H. Carvey Becomes 1st Black Soldier To Receive Medal Of Honor. In it, WDBZ-AM Cincinnati reports that:

Union and United States Army Sergeant William Harvey Carvey owns the honorable distinction as the first African-American solider to be awarded the Medal Of Honor for his services to the country during the great Civil War.

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Since: Oct 09

Paris France

#1 May 24, 2013
"On this day in 1900, nearly 37 years after his heroic act, Sgt. Carney would receive the Medal of Honor with not much in the way of recorded fanfare. Nevertheless, his valorous act has been recognized by both the United States Army and historic texts."

It took 37 years to give him his most overdue medal : that speaks volume.

a whiteboi

“Obsidian Princess”

Since: Sep 09

louisiana

#2 May 24, 2013
well yes, they probably did not want to give it to him then! LOL!!

remember, the Civil War was all about punishing the south, not freeing enslaved blk people. they simply needed us to help them win their war against the south.

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