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

Easy Plugin for 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 … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Civil War hero could get Medal of Honor

by Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — Alonzo H. Cushing is close to receiving the Medal of Honor, almost 150 years after his heroic actions at the Civil War battle at Gettysburg. A little-noticed provision of a House-approved defense … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: The Great Locomotive Chase – April 12, 1862

Both Union and Confederate troops sabotaged railroads to impede enemy supply and troop transport. The Andrew’s Raid, popularly known as the “Great Locomotive Chase,” was one of the best-known attempts at railroad destruction during the Civil War. The Civil War … Continue reading

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Graves at Civil War cemetery face being exhumed after 50ft-long sinkhole forces 25 residents to flee their homes

The cemetery holds 20,000 graves including 714 Civil War veterans By CRAIG MACKENZIE, UK Daily Mail A sinkhole that forced the evacuation of 25 residents from their homes has spread to an historic cemetery, threatening dozens of graves. Officials in Allentown, … Continue reading

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Civil War hero to be honored

The city of Sioux Falls Veterans’ Memorial Park Advisory Board will dedicate a new monument Tuesday in honor of Sgt. Isaac Fry at Veterans’ Memorial Park. The ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a patriotic concert by the … Continue reading

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