Across Indiana

Carrying the Colors

Season 2023 Episode 2 | 4m 57s  | Video has closed captioning.

Indianapolis’ Andrew Bowman is the grandson of an escaped slave who joined the north to fight in the Civil War. At the Battle of Honey Hill, when one Union flag bearer was killed and another wounded, Smith took the reins, keeping communications running and willingly making himself a visible Confederate target. Andrew’s grandfather was awarded the medal of honor by President Bill Clinton.

Aired: 01/26/23

Rating: NR

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Across Indiana is a local public television program presented by WFYI.