On Thursday, President Barack Obama bestowed the Medal of Honor on 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing, a 22-year-old Union soldier who was killed in July 1863 during the Battle of Gettysburg. Cushing commanded about 110 men and six cannons, defending...Show More Summary
I think the president summed it up beautifully.
1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing and his artillerymen stood amid the smoke and the noises of war, trying to keep their cannons firing, on the most consequential day of the Civil War.
President Barack Obama on Thursday awarded First Lt. Alonzo Cushing the Medal of Honor, posthumously recognizing the artilleryman's bravery under fire at a pivotal moment in the Civil War.
Barack Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Army Fist Lt. Alonzo Cushing today. Cushing was a Civil War hero who died during the Battle of Gettysburg. Obama reminded the audience today that if it wasn’t for Alonzo he might … Continue reading ?
President Obama bestowed the nation's highest honor for battlefield bravery to the Union officer, who was killed defending a key ridge against Pickett's charge.
More than 150 years after he was killed during the Civil War, Union Army 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing is being honored with the Medal of Honor. "Apparently he is the longest delayed Congressional Medal of Honor," Brooks Ensign, a relative of Cushing, told NBC Los Angeles. Show More Summary
A date for the long awaited ceremony to present the Medal of Honor posthumously to Union Army 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing was announced by the Department of Defense on Monday. On Nov. 6, President Obama will present the medal to two of Cushing’s cousins, Frederic Cushing Stevens III and Frederick Stevens Sater, at the White House. Read full article >>
A blood relative of Lt. Alonzo Hereford Cushing, a hero soldier who died on the last day of the Gettysburg battle, has finally been found, meaning the White House can now go ahead with a postponed Medal of Honor ceremony. Read full article >>
President Obama is granting Lt. Alonzo Cushing, who played a critical role in repelling Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg, the Medal of Honor. It’s pretty amazing he didn’t already have it since had Pickett taken the hill, it’s possible at least the war would have ended differently. Personally, I tend to not believe the world changes […]
Lt. Alonzo Cushing News broke last night that Lt. Alonzo Cushing will receive a Medal of Honor and the reaction from those in the Civil War community has thus far been overwhelmingly positive. "At long last," "finally," "it's about time"...these are just some of the common statements I have seen from bloggers and facebookers. Show More Summary
The White House announced on Tuesday it would award the Medal of Honor to an Army officer who distinguished himself during the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg more than 151 years ago. Army artillery officer 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing continued...Show More Summary
The soldier in the image is Lt. Alonzo Cushing, who is set to receive a Medal of Honor on September 15, 2014, 151+ years after his death at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. Of the following facts, there is no dispute or doubt: Alonzo Cushing was a brave and very capable young soldier who died as a hero. Show More Summary