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Medal of Honor Men.
Original Author: Unknown
Created: ca. 1900
Medium: Photographic collage

Medal of Honor Men.

A collage of photographs is made up of portraits of fifteen African Americans who received the Medal of Honor for service in the United States Army or Navy. The following men are pictured: (top row, left to right) Sergeant Robert Pinn of the 5th U.S. Colored Infantry, who served in the Civil War; Sergeant Milton Holland of the 5th U.S. Colored Infantry, who served in the Civil War; John Henry Lawson, a landsman in the navy during the Civil War; (second row, left to right) Sergeant John Denny of the 9th Cavalry Regiment, who served in the Indian Wars; Corporal Isaiah Mays of the 24th Infantry Regiment, who served in the Indian Wars; Sergeant Powhatan Beaty of the 5th U.S. Colored Infantry, who served in the Civil War; Sergeant Brent Woods of the 9th Cavalry Regiment, who served in the Indian Wars; (third row, left to right) Sergeant William Harvey Carney of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, who served in the Civil War; Private Thomas R. Hawkins of the 6th U.S. Colored Infantry, who served in the Civil War; Private Dennis Bell of the 10th Cavalry Regiment, who served in the Spanish-American War; Sergeant James H. Harris of the 38th U.S. Colored Infantry, who served in the Civil War; (fourth row, left to right) Sergeant Thomas Shaw of the 9th Cavalry Regiment, who served in the Indian Wars; Sergeant Alexander Kelly of the 6th U.S. Colored Infantry, who served in the Civil War; Private James Daniel Gardner of the 36th U.S. Colored Infantry, who served in the Civil War; and Sergeant Christian Fleetwood of the 4th U.S. Colored Infantry, who served in the Civil War. W. E. B. Du Bois, the civil rights activist and author, collected this compilation of images.

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