I remember hearing about this back in 2014, but I was surprised by Lieutenant Alonzo Cushing’s bravery. Wounded three times, Cushing ordered his battery to keep fighting as 17,000 Confederates charged his men at the Battle of Gettysburg. Mortally wounded, Cushing kept fighting and would not turn tail and run. Reading about his bravery brought me to tears. Alonzo Cushing was only 22 years old. He was a true American hero, and he deserves to be remembered.
Civil War hero Alonzo Cushing receives Medal of Honor from President Obama.