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Alonzo Cushing and Pickett's Charge

Here’s Ranger Karlton Smith giving a special battle walk in honor of Alonzo Cushing’s being given the Medal of Honor.


Biography Subject, Alonzo Cushing, Wins Medal of Honor

Almost 150 years after his death in the battle of Gettysburg in July of 1863, Alonzo Cushing, first lieutenant of Battery A, 4th U.S. Artillery, has received the… 1,350 more words

University Press Of Kentucky

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Kent Masterson Brown's Cushing of Gettysburg: The Story of a Union Artillery Commander convinced the Army War Decorations Board to give 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing to award the Medal of Honor for his actions at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Cushing was killed at the battle soon after breaking Pickett's Charge. The University of Kentucky has posted a article that reproduce's an excerpt from Brown's book that describes Cushing's actions. Check out the UK Press's blog post.

Gettysburg - September 2014

“Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. 1,712 more words


That’s right, folks.  I’m in Gettysburg as we speak, and I can’t tell you how excited I am about this opportunity to immerse myself in all things history.   102 more words

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, cont'd

I wrote the post below last summer. This morning, as I often do on Sunday mornings on my way to Governors Island, I stopped in to this church for a few minutes. 607 more words

New York City

Gettysburg -- Some thoughts II

Gettysburg today is considered to be the decisive battle in the Civil War.   And that is what 19th century commanders strived for– the one big knock out punch that removed the enemy from the field. 523 more words

American History

PA Proud

We have the history of Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Valley Forge.  We have the wonderful museums and three merging rivers of Pittsburgh.  We have the best known chocolate in the world…Hershey’s…which also draws people to its fantastic amusement park.   237 more words