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… 1,281 more words
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.