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William Barker Cushing
Birth: Nov. 4, 1842
Delafield
Waukesha County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Dec. 17, 1874
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Civil War Union Naval Officer. He gained fame as one of the most daring Naval commanders of the Civil War. Despite his young age, he commanded several Union warships with distinction. His two most famous acts are the nighttime raid and destruction of the formidable Confederate ram "CSS Albemarle" and his leading of the naval brigade in the assault upon Fort Fisher, North Carolina. His brother was Lieutenant Alonzo Cushing, who was killed at Gettysburg and is buried at West Point. The Cushing family is the only military family to have a son buried at each of the two United States Military Academy cemeteries. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Parents:
  Milton Buckingham Cushing (1800 - 1847)
  Mary Barker Smith Cushing (1807 - 1891)
 
 Spouse:
  Katherine Louise Forbes Cushing (1847 - 1932)*
 
 Children:
  Marie Louise Cushing (1871 - 1960)*
  Katherine Abell Cushing (1873 - 1954)*
 
 Siblings:
  Milton Buckingham Cushing (1837 - 1887)*
  Howard Bass Cushing (1838 - 1871)*
  Alonzo Hereford Cushing (1841 - 1863)*
  William Barker Cushing (1842 - 1874)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
United States Naval Academy Cemetery
Annapolis
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 18, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 6135
William Barker Cushing
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William Barker Cushing
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
William Barker Cushing
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
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- Åke Frisk
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You are a patriot...RIP
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