Daniel Arnett & The Medal of Honor Moment – New Market Heights, Va. Sept. 29, 1864 by Jim Surkamp

Daniel Arnett & The Medal of Honor Moment – New Market Heights, Va. Sept. 29, 1864 by Jim Surkamp

“James Tolbert, the highly regarded, firm, soft-spoken leader in matters involving human rights died in October, 2017 and was honored by an overflow audience at the venerable Zion Episcopal Church in Charles Town. In 2014, he recounted to Jim Surkamp at Fisherman’s Hall the life of his great-great-great uncle Daniel (also called David) Wilson Arnett who displayed a familial courage September 29, 1864 when storming a line at New Market Heights, Virginia – led by no less than four African-American sergeants – all in Arnett’s 5th U.S. Colored Troops regiment – who were all recognized with Congressional Medals of Honor for that day’s actions.” (read the full post using the links below)

http://civilwarscholars.com/2018/03/daniel-arnett-the-medal-of-honor-moment-new-market-heights-va-sept-29-1864-by-jim-surkamp/

http://civilwarscholars.com/2018/03/daniel-arnett-and-the-medal-of-honor-moment-by-jim-surkamp-references/