William Barker Cushing - Annapolis MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 38° 59.223 W 076° 29.370
18S E 370995 N 4316394
Quick Description: Civil War Union Naval Office. He gained fame as one of the most daring Naval commanders of the Civil War. The Cushing family is the only military family to have a son buried at each of the two United States Military Academy cemeteries.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2020 6:43:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM12RRA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
He is buried in the United States Naval Academy Cemetery in Section 7.
Description:
From Find A Grave: 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 Medal of Honor recipient 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.


Date of birth: 11/4/1842

Date of death: 12/17/1874

Area of notoriety: Military

Marker Type: Monument

Setting: Outdoor

Fee required?: No

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Visiting Hours/Restrictions: Not listed

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