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At an upcoming ceremony, the Medal of Honor will be awarded to 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing, for conspicuous gallantry his actions on the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War.
Alonzo Cushing, formerly an active duty Army officer and graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions while serving as commanding officer of Battery A, 4th United States Artillery, Artillery Brigade, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac. Cushing distinguished himself during combat operations against an armed enemy in the vicinity of Cemetery Ridge, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on July 3, 1863.
Cushing will be the 64th Soldier to receive the Medal of Honor for actions during the Battle of Gettysburg.