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Civil War Soldier Cushing to Be Portrayed June 28


Pomfret Town Historian Todd Langworthy will portray Medal of Honor winner Alonzo Cushing during a presentation Wednesday, June 28 at the Lucy Bensley Center.

The event is organized by the Western New York Civil War Society in conjunction with Echoes Through Time and the Lucy Bensley Center.

Guests are invited to hear the story of Cushing, commander of the 4th U.S. Artillery Battery A at the battle of Gettysburg. Cushing and his four brothers from Fredonia all fought for the Union during the Civil War.

“Come hear from Cushing how he gave his life for his country and was many years later awarded the Medal of Honor for his service,” said Tom Place, curator at Echoes Through Time.

Langworthy, who is one of the nation’s leading experts on Cushing, has made over 50 appearance as Cushing.

The presentation will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 28 at the Lucy Bensley Center, 23 N. Buffalo St., Springville. It’s part of a monthly series hosted by The Western New York Civil War Society, with presentations held on the last Wednesday of each month.

Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend. Donations will be accepted for the Civil War Preservation Trust. Light refreshments will be served.

For additional information, contact Tom Place, curator at Echoes Through Time, at (716) 957-2740 or the Lucy Bensley Center at (716) 592-0094.

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