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Flag All Free Without a Slave: William H. Garney

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 4, 5
Page count: 10



Appeared in

United No More! Stories of the Civil War

Story Summary

After the Emancipation Proclamation, Massachusetts Governor John A. Andrew formed the Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry. William A. Garney, a former slave was one of the first to volunteer and saved the union flag during their attempt to capture Charleston. Stories this well told make history come alive for young readers.