Travel to Morris Island with Medal of Honor Recipient Melvin Morris

Brothers In Valor


Visit Morris Island, scene of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry’s dramatic assault on Fort Wagner, with Medal of Honor recipient Melvin Morris.

This video was created as part the Brothers In Valor project, in which the American Battlefield Trust brought modern recipients of the Medal of Honor to Civil War battlefields so they could walk in the footsteps of earlier  recipients who fought in circumstances parallel to their own. These stories, and incredible first-hand accounts more modern military service, were captured in breathtaking video footage and in the pages of a special edition of Hallowed Ground magazine. The Trust is deeply grateful for the invaluable assistance provided by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society during this project. 

Read the accompanying article: Medal of Honor Recipient Melvin Morris Visits Morris Island