|4th U. S. Artillery
|Headquartered in Wisconsin
|Cushing’s Battery is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-stock corporation formed in 1992 in Saukville, Wisconsin whose purpose is to educate the public in the
military aspects of the American Civil War focusing mainly on the Union Artillery.
Many of the Battery members are also members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and the Sons of Veterans Reserve, national organizations
formed from the Civil War veterans organization, the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR).The members are trained in the use of Civil War era artillery and
are qualified by the National Civil War Artillery Assoc.
Cushing’s Battery is a family-oriented reenactment unit. Wives and children of the “soldiers” are encouraged to join and participate in the organization.
The Battery owns its own full scale, reproduction Model 1860 3 inch Ordnance Rifle artillery piece that has won live shoot competitions. The Battery
supports itself by donations, fund raising events and paid demonstrations.
The Battery is named for 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing who was born in Delafield, Wisconsin and latter moved to Fredonia, New York. He was a graduate of
West Point Military Academy and was in charge of Battery “A”, 4th US Artillery at Gettysburg on July 3rd, 1863 when he died advancing his guns into the
face of the 17,000 charging Confederates of Pickets Charge (or, as we like to call it, Cushing's Repulse).
Cushing has recently been nominated for the Medal of Honor.
|Alonzo H. Cushing
|Deployed, Berlin, WI 1997
|To contact us,
|Or Mail to;
Pres. Ronald Miswald
1023 8th Ave.
Grafton, WI 53024
|We apologize for the mess our site is in, we are
currently updating the entire site. Please check back
to see the updates.
Online Aug. 1, 2003
Latest Update July 18, 2013
|This site is owned and maintained by members of
Cushing's Historical Association, Inc.
|Webmaster, Michael Drzewiecki
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|I apologize to the Battery members and guest
visitors for the lack of updates. I have had several
personal issues this year.
|July 18, 2013
After more than 150 years after his death, Alonzo H. Cushing will receive the Medal of Honor.
Read about it here: Daily Mail Online