Category: Modern Events

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2015 Civil War Commemorative Stamps

The U.S. Postal Service has released the designs for the 2015 Civil War commemorative stamps, the fifth and final issues in the series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.  This year’s stamps...

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Alonzo Cushing Medal of Honor Ceremony (Video)

At long last, on November 6th, 2014, Lt. Alonzo Cushing was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at Gettysburg on July 3rd, 1863. Cushing, who was in command of Battery A of...

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Civil War Ships in the News Spring 2014

A Round Up of Civil War Era Ships in the News in the Spring of 2014 USS Monitor Restoration Resumes Ever since portions of the Union ironclad USS Monitor were recovered from the waters...

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December 2013 Alonzo Cushing Medal of Honor Update

There’s been some progress in the ongoing campaign to award the Congressional Medal of Honor to Lt. Alonzo Cushing, the Delafield, Wisconsin native who was killed in action while directing his artillery battery during...