Tagged: medal of honor

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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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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...

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The Baxter Springs Massacre October 6, 1863

Although there were a few large scale battles in Missouri in the Civil War, most of the fighting in that state and in eastern Kansas consisted of smaller actions conducted by guerrilla and other irregular...

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The 7th Maine Infantry at the Battle of Antietam

By September 1862, the 7th Maine Infantry had been in the Army of the Potomac for a year. The regiment had seen action earlier in the year in the Peninsular Campaign in Virginia and...