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

Easy AdSense by Unreal 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 … Continue reading

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On this Date in Civil War History: The Battle of Gettysburg – July 1-3, 1863

Considered by many historians to be the turning point of the Civil War, the Gettysburg campaign began on 3 June 1863 when elements of General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia began leaving their positions near Fredericksburg and heading … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: Battle of Falling Waters – July 14, 1863

The unexpectedly fierce fight at Falling Waters, Maryland, wrote an anticlimactic close to the Gettysburg campaign. Despite the recklessness of one Union cavalry general, his brother officers managed to cut off and capture 700 infantrymen from the Army of Northern … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 24-30,1863

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 June 24, 1863 Confederate Lieutenant Generals James Longstreet’s and Ambrose Powell Hill’s corps of the … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: December 10-16, 1862

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 December 10, 1862 Major General Ambrose Burnside increased his activities at Falmouth, Virginia, indicating an … Continue reading

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