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This civil war soldier was the first African-American to receive the Medal of Honor?

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Sergeant William Carney was the first African-American to receive the Medal of Honor

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The highest American medal that an American soldier can receive is the Congressional Medal of Honor. The highest civilian honor is the Presidential Medal of Freedom award.


As for the US military, the Medal of Honor is the highest medal .


The last soldier to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor was PFC. Ross McGinnis.


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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the first black soldier to receive the Medal of Honor was William Carney, a Sergeant in the 54th Massachusetts during the Civil War,


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William Carney became the first African American to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor on July 18, 1863.



Sergeant William Carney was the first black soldier to be awarded the Medal of Honor. This was during the Civil War.



The names are as stated in chronological order by release date: Medal of Honor, Medal of Honor: Underground, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault- Spearhead, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault- Breakthrough, Medal of Honor: Frontline, Medal of Honor: Rising Sun, Medal of Honor: European Assault, Medal of Honor: Infiltrator, Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault, Medal of Honor: Heroes, Medal of Honor: Vanguard, Medal of Honor: Airborne, Medal of Honor: Heroes 2, and Medal of Honor (2010).



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