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Alonzo Hereford Cushing
Birth: Jan. 19, 1841
Delafield
Waukesha County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Jul. 3, 1863
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

Civil War Union Army Officer. Served as a First Lieutenant, Battery A, 4th United States Regular Artillery. Gained fame at Battle of Gettysburg by staying at his guns, even though horribly wounded, during Pickett's Charge. His last act was to fire off his last gun before being struck in the mouth by a mine bullet, killing him. His first sergeant, Frederick Fuger actually fired the final shot after laying Cushing on the ground. (Sergeant Fuger would later be awarded the CMOH for his bravery duirng the battle). He was an 1861 Graduate of the United States Military Academy. His brother was Union Naval hero William B. Cushing, who is buried in the United States Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, Maryland.
NOTE: As of 5/19/10, Secretary of the Army, John McHugh, has approved the request to award Cushing the Medal of Honor. It should be formalized the summer of 2010. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Parents:
  Milton Buckingham Cushing (1800 - 1847)
  Mary Barker Smith Cushing (1807 - 1891)
 
 Siblings:
  Milton Buckingham Cushing (1837 - 1887)*
  Howard Bass Cushing (1838 - 1871)*
  Alonzo Hereford Cushing (1841 - 1863)
  William Barker Cushing (1842 - 1874)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
West Point
Orange County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 26, Row A, Grave 7
GPS (lat/lon): 41.39985, -73.96629
 
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Record added: Oct 02, 1998
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Alonzo Hereford Cushing
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Alonzo Hereford Cushing
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Alonzo Hereford Cushing
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Remembering you today, beloved soldier...
- Mary
 Added: Aug. 1, 2014
Rest in peace, Lieutenant. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. God bless you for your heroic and gallant defense of our Union. I am forever awed by what you members of the Grand Army of the Republic accomplished and sacrificed for the country and it...(Read more)
- Sharon
 Added: Jul. 3, 2014

- LaDene
 Added: Jul. 3, 2014
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