WMSN FOX 47
 

FOX 47 - Top Stories

WASHINGTON - A Civil War soldier will receive the nation's highest military decoration 151 years after his death.

The White House announced Wednesday that President Barack Obama will give the Medal of Honor to Alonzo H. Cushing. His descendants and Civil War buffs have been pushing for the Union Army lieutenant killed at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to receive the award.

Cushing, who was from Wisconsin, commanded a force to the front lines on the last of a three-day battle at Gettysburg and was killed by a Confederate bullet to the head. Confederate soldiers eventually retreated in the battle, and the South never recovered from the defeat.

The White House says Obama also will award the medal to two Vietnam War soldiers in a ceremony on Sept. 15.


Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


President to award Medal of Honor to Civil War soldier from Wis.

Video List

Advertise with us!
Advertise with us!

Tonight on FOX 47

5:00pm Two and a Half Men
5:30pm Big Bang Theory
6:00pm Modern Family
6:30pm Big Bang Theory
7:00pm Hell's Kitchen
8:00pm Red Band Society
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:35pm Modern Family
10:05pm Mike & Molly
10:35pm Mike & Molly
11:05pm Two and a Helf Men
11:35pm The Simpsons
12:05am Community


Complete FOX 47 Schedule

To FOX.com

Advertise with us!
IE6 Float Fix