🇺🇸 First Lt. Alonzo Cushing (L) with fellow officers of the 4th Artillery in a picture taken sometime between 1860 and 1863. Cushing received the Medal of Honor posthumously in 2014 by President Barack Obama.
Cushing was killed on July 3, 1863, during the Battle of Gettysburg. Cushing defending the Union position on Cemetery Ridge against Pickett’s Charge, a major Confederate thrust that was repelled by Union forces. Though severely wounded, his actions helped made it possible for the Union Army to repel the assault. [U.S. National Archives/Mathew Brady] #war #history #civilwar #usa #america #westpoint #union #army #usarmy