A century and a half after Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg, one of the most fabled attacks in American history, a 22-year-old Union officer whose heroics helped stop the rebels and turn the tide of the Civil War will finally receive the Medal of Honor.

One woman’s persistence in nominating the young man finally paid off.

The White House has announced that Lt. Alonzo Cushing will receive the award, ending a near three-decade campaign begun by a Wisconsin woman, now in her 90s, who lives on what had been the family farm where Cushing was born.

(READ the story from NPR News)

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