Long battle to get Civil War officer Medal of Honor in final charge

Lt. Alonzo Cushing (far left), shown with other Union officers, commanded an artillery battery that helped repulse Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg in 1863 and was killed during the fighting. Supporters are near their goal of having a posthumous Medal of Honor awarded for him. (Wisconsin Historical Society via Associated Press)

Lt. Alonzo Cushing (far left), shown with other Union officers, commanded an artillery battery that helped repulse Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg in 1863 and was killed during the fighting. Supporters are near their goal of having a posthumous Medal of Honor awarded for him. (Wisconsin Historical Society via Associated Press)

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