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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., latimes.com; accessed November 6, 2014. On August 26, 2014, the White House announced he would be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. President Obama posthumously awarded Cushing the medal on November 6, 2014. Helen Bird Loring Ensign, a first cousin twice removed, accepted the medal on Cushing's behalf. Cushing left no direct descendants.
The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865.
In heraldry, argent is the tincture of silver, and belongs to the class of light tinctures called "metals." It is very frequently depicted as white and usually considered interchangeable with it.
In heraldry, a bend is a band or strap running from the upper dexter (the bearer's right side and the viewer's left) corner of the shield to the lower sinister (the bearer's left side, and the viewer's right).
The Field Artillery Branch of the United States Army was founded on 17 November 1775 by the Continental Congress, which unanimously elected Henry Knox "Colonel of the Regiment of Artillery".
The kampilan (Baybayin:; Abecedario: Campilan) is a type of single-edged long sword, traditionally used by various ethnic groups in the Philippine archipelago.
The Medal of Honor is the United States of America's highest and most prestigious personal military decoration that may be awarded to recognize U.S. military service members who distinguished themselves by acts of valor.
In Greek mythology, Moros or Morus (Μόρος, "doom, fate") is the being of impending doom, who drives mortals to their deadly fate.
A regiment is a military unit.
A saltire, also called Saint Andrew's Cross, is a heraldic symbol in the form of a diagonal cross, like the shape of the letter X in Roman type.
Sure-footedness refers to the ability, especially when hiking or mountain climbing, to negotiate difficult or rough terrain safely.
The United States Army (USA) is the land warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
The 3rd Field Artillery Regiment is a field artillery regiment of the United States Army, first formed in 1812, although regimental units trace their lineages as far back as 1794.
The 5th Field Artillery Regiment was constituted as part of the Regular Army in January 1907.