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September 3, 1998
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Cushing of Gettysburg

The Story of a Union Artillery Commander

First Lieutenant Cushing was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by the pPresident of the United States on November 6, 2014, 151 years after his death at the Angle at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863, where he commanded Battery A, Fourth United States Artillery. He is likely the last Civil War soldier to who will be so honored. Although many individuals were involved in the effort to give the Medal of Honor to Cushing, this book, first published in 1993, played a critical role.

About the Author

KENT MASTERSON BROWN is the creator of the magazine The Civil War. He is the author or editor of several books, including Retreat from Gettysburg: Lee, Logistics, and the Pennsylvania Campaign and Meade at Gettysburg: A Study in Command.

Reviews

Alonzo Cushing, the subject of Cushing of Gettysburg, was awarded a posthumous Medal of Honor.

"Cushing is the most famous lieutenant killed during the entire Civil War, and few who stop at Gettysburg fail to hear of the boy who died behind the wheel of his last gun as Pickett's Virginians surged by."—Blue & Gray Magazine

"Vivid descriptions, accurate maps, an inside view of battle strategy from the officers' tents and finally the horror of the battles are provided in generous but readable portions."—Bourbon (Paris, KY) Times

"Extraordinarily gripping. This book will remain current as long as interest in the Civil War remains alive."—Charles P. Roland

"A beautifully written and researched biography of a young officer who lost his life defending Cemetery Ridge against the famous Confederate assault on July 16, 1863."—Civil War

"Brown successfully addresses how the Civil War transformed ethnic relationships in nineteenth-century America and redefined what it meant to be an American."—Civil War Regiments

"A touching and illuminating account of a brief, heroic life."—Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

"Brown is a good story teller, which is especially evident in the poignant opening chapter describing Cushing's West Point funeral."—Society of Civil War Historians Newsletter

"This biography of artillery officer Alonzo Hereford Cushing reads like a Greek tragedy."—Southern Seen

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