May 20, 2010

Civil War Hero Gets Medal of Honor

(Discovery) Seven score and seven years ago, a wounded Wisconsin soldier stood his ground on the Gettysburg battlefield and made a valiant stand before he was felled by a Confederate bullet.
Now, thanks to the dogged efforts of modern-day supporters, 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing shall not have died in vain, nor shall his memory have perished from the earth. Continued

Image: 1. Lt. Rufus King, Lt. Alonzo Cushing [standing, center], Lt. Evan Thomas and three other artillery officers in front of tent, Antietam, Md. (Library of Congress) 2. Alonzo Cushing, (Wikipedia)