Cushing Memorial: Alonzo H.

© Photographed December 28, 2014
Dedicated 1915
Delafield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
43.061874,-88.416295 (memorial location)
43.061297,-88.415051 (parking lot to access the memorial)
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Killed repelling Pickett's charge at Gettysburg, having been wounded the third time within a few minutes. Probably no man of his rank did so much to save the day.
The Cushing Memorial is located at the heart of Cushing Memorial Park, and is accessible from a parking lot located at the northernmost end of North Cushing Park Road, north of its intersection with Main Street, Delafield, Wisconsin 53018.

Wikipedia: Alonzo Cushing
Alonzo Hersford Cushing (January 19, 1841 – July 3, 1863) was an artillery officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He died at the Battle of Gettysburg while defending the Union position on Cemetery Ridge against Pickett's Charge. Action was undertaken in 2013, 150 years after Cushing's death, to award him the Medal of Honor. The nomination was approved by the United States Congress, and was sent for review by the Defense Department and the President.

On August 26, 2014, the White House announced he would be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. President Obama awarded him the medal on November 6, 2014, in a White House ceremony attended by Cushing's distant cousins, Frederic Stevens Sater and Frederic Cushing Stevens III, and their families, although his closest relation was Helen Bird Loring Ensign, a first cousin twice removed. Cushing left no direct descendants.
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The Cushing Memorial was dedicated in 1915, with more than 3,000 people in attendance.

City of Delafiend: Cushing Memorial Rededication, Memorial Day Weekend 2015

Alonzo's memorial is on the far left.

Born 1841 - Died 1863
Brevet Lieutenant
Fourth U.S. Artillery

Born 1842 - Died 1874
U.S. Navy

Born 1838 - Died 1871
First Lieutenant
U.S. Calvary

"Perhaps the most conspicuously daring trio of sons
of one mother of any whose exploits have been
noted in the pages of history."

U.S. Army First Lieutenant Alonzo Cushing (January 19, 1841 – July 3, 1863),
an American Civil War soldier who was killed in the Battle of Gettysburg
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Headstone at West Point of Alonzo Hersford Cushing, aka Lt.Col. Alonzo H. Cushing
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The memorial is visible in the distance in the center of the photo.

The memorial is visible in the distance in the center of the photo.

The bridge leading into the park.

Cross this bridge to enter Cushing Memorial Park

The memorial is located in Delafield, Wisconsin.

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