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1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing (USA) 1841-1863 – Medal of Honor Recipient

Alonzo Hereford Cushing was born on Jan. 19, 1841, in Delafield, Wisconsin, and was raised in Fredonia, New York. Cushing was appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1857. Upon graduation in June 1861, … Continue reading

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Monument to 1st Minnesota at Gettysburg rededicated on 150th Anniversary

by Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force  On July 2, 1863, everything was chaos as smoke filled air, explosions from artillery pieces and cracking of musketry was heard throughout Gettysburg, Pa., a small borough with a population … Continue reading

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State Civil War Contingent Heads to Gettysburg to Share Minnesota’s Story

State legislators, authors, historians, students, part of group heading to historic battlefield for 150th anniversary programs, July 1-3 St. Paul, Minn. (June 28, 2013) – “‘Charge those lines!’ commanded General Winfield S. Hancock. Every man realized in an instant what … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 1-7, 1863

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force (www.mncivilwar150.com and “Minnesota Civil War 150” on Facebook)   Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday July 1, 1863 BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG – DAY 1 At daybreak, Confederates of Lieutenant General … Continue reading

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