Category: Modern Events

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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...

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May 2013 Update on Alonzo Cushing Medal of Honor

Back in June of 2012, Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.) and Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) introduced legislation that would have allowed Delafield, Wisconsin native Lt. Alonzo Cushing to be awarded the Medal of Honor for...

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2013 Civil War Commemorative Stamps

The U.S. Postal Service has announced the designs for its 2013 Civil War commemorative stamps. During the 2011-2015 Civil War Sesquicentennial,  the Post Office is issuing two stamps each year commemorating significant events in...

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Civil War in the News Fall 2012

Here’s a look at a few Civil War related items in the news this fall. Missouri Man Admits He Removed Remains From Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield In an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office,...

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Update on Alonzo Cushing Medal of Honor: June 2012

Two years ago, I wrote about how years long lobbying efforts to award Lieutenant Alonzo Cushing the Congressional Medal of Honor had been successful as the Secretary of the Army had recommended  that Cushing...