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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lt. Alonzo Cushing

 
 
Lt. Alonzo Cushing Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
1. Lt. Alonzo Cushing Marker
Inscription.
Erected in honor of
Lt. A.H. Cushing
and his 4th U.S. Battery A
by
Col. R. Penn Smith
and his regiment
71st Pa. Vols.

 
Erected 1887 by The 71st Pennsylvania Volunteers.
 
Location. 39° 48.79′ N, 77° 14.145′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located at the "Angle" on Cemetery Ridge in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery A, Fourth U.S. Artillery (here, next to this marker); Brigadier General Lewis Armistead, C.S.A. (a few steps from this marker); Artillery Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Pettigrew and Trimble's Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); Battlefield Landmarks - West and North (within shouting distance of this marker); 72nd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Cushing's Union Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); The High Water Mark (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Lt. Alonzo Cushing Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, February 21, 2009
2. Lt. Alonzo Cushing Marker
Cushing's Medal of Honor Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 6, 2015
3. Cushing's Medal of Honor
More than 150 years after the Battle of Gettysburg, Lt. Alonzo Cushing was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. It is seen here on display at West Point Military Academy, where Cushing graduated in June 1861.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,043 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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