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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...


Poetry: Sherman’s March to the Sea

“Sherman’s March to the Sea” is a poem written in 1864 by Samuel Hawkins Marshall Byers III, 5th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Byers wrote it while a prisoner in Colombia, S.C. The poem was set...


Nathan Bedford Forrest Quick Facts

Name Meaning Nathan is of Hebrew origin meaning “God has given”. Vital Stats Birthday: July 13th, 1821 Birth Name: Nathan Bedford Forrest Birthplace: Chapel Hill, Tennessee Date of Death: October 29th, 1877 Cause: Complications...