Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Medal of Honor, finally, for Gettysburg hero

More than 151 years after his heroic service at Gettysburg, 1st Lt. Alonzo Cushing, a Union battery commander, will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously, the White House announced. "He does deserve it without a doubt," said John Heiser, historian at Gettysburg National Military Park. "The tragedy is ... that it should have been awarded long, long ago." • Article

1 comment:

  1. Alonzo's brother William should also receive a MoH for his sinking of the CSS Albemarle, and his leading a cutlass charge (!) on Fort Fisher.