Hero Gets Nation's Highest Military Honor 151 Years Later

First Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing was killed in action at the Battle of Gettysburg.
0:26 | 08/27/14

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An army commander will be awarded the military's highest honor for his actions during the civil war. The -- Alonso Cushing was killed while helping fight off Pickett's charge on the final day of the battle of Gettysburg that was back in 1863. And you'll be awarded the medal of honor next month. After a decades long campaign by historians and civil war buffs it -- a special exemption from congress to clear the way. -- fishing on.

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