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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