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William Carney was the first African-American recipient for his actions on July 18, 1863 at Fort Wagner, S.C. as a member of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment in the Civil War

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The first African-American soldier to receive the Medal of Honor was Sergeant William Carney of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment.

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