Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Cushing to get Medal of Honor

Courtesy of Three Days  at Gettysburg Blog:

Lt. Alonzo Cushing of Delafield, Wisconsin, commander of Battery A, 4th US Artillery, will receive a long overdue Medal of Honor in a September ceremony at the White House.

Cushing's heroic stand at the Gettysburg 'High Water Mark' during Pickett's Charge is the stuff of legends.  Cushing, wounded several times, remained at his guns, assisting the loading of them and was killed with a final wound while ordering the gun to fire.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

A new way to view the Battlefield

Gone is the Wax Museum, and in its place is the Gettysburg Heritage Center on Steinwehr Avenue.

And with the change comes a new way to see the Battlefield, or at least a large portion of it, with an eight-minute tethered balloon ride.  Below are two views of the balloon awaiting its first flight of the day today.