Gettysburg National Military Park
Did anyone ever think the Civil War and Facebook could be fused together?
Thanks to tireless efforts by both social networkers and one soldier’s modern-day descendants, First Lt. Alonzo Cushing will receive a Medal of Honor — 147 years after his death in Gettysburg, Pa, the AP reported Wednesday.
One part of the effort? You guessed it, a Facebook group — gathering followers to help push Cushing’s cause.
Cushing died at age 22, on the final day of the three-day battle of Gettysburg. See why the Gettysburg Battlefield made TIME’s list of the Top 10 Haunted Places in the world.