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“Cushing’s Battery”

The monument to Alonzo Cushing’s Battery A, 4th United States Artillery is south of Gettyburg at The Angle(39.813171° N, 77.235814° W; Google map; Tour map: Hancock Avenue at Ziegler’s Grove)

See the story of Lieutenant Cushing during Pickett’s Charge on the page for the nearby monument to Lieutenant Alonzo Cushing.

Monument to Battery A, 4th United States Artillery at Gettysburg

2nd Corps Headquarters Flag
The Medal of honor as it looked at the time of the Civil War Sergeant Frederick Fuger, who fired the last shot of the battery when Cushing was killed, received the Medal of Honor for his actions at Gettysburg. After a long campaign Alonzo Cushing was finally awarded the Medal of Honor in 2014 “for acts of bravery above and beyond the call of duty”.

From the monument:

Army of the Potomac
Second Corps
Artillery Brigade

Battery A 4th United States Artillery

Six 3 inch Rifles
Lieut. Alonzo Cushing and Sergt. Frederick Fuger Commanding

July 2 Arrived and took position with the brigade of Brig. General A.S. Webb, Second Division, Second Corps and took part in the artillery engagements during the day.

July 3 Engaged in the repulse of Longstreet’s Assault and lost all its officers killed or wounded and all the guns but one and all its horses but three were disabled. Lieut Cushing was killed while firing the last shot from the only effective gun. After the repulse of Longstreet’s Assault the Battery was withdrawn.

Casualties: killed 1 officer and 5 men, wounded 1 officer and 31 men

Monument to Battery A, 4th United States Artillery at Gettysburg

Looking northwest from near Hancock Avenue at The Angle. In the center is the monment to Cushing’s Battery A, 4th United States Artillery, flanked by four 3″ Ordnance Rifles. In the right foreground is the monument to Lieutenant Cushing. The stone wall in the background is the east-west zigzag of The Angle.

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