Category: Modern Events

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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...