William Barker Cushing

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Birthday
4, 1842
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Dec 17, 1874 (32)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
4, 1842
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Dec 17, 1874 (32)

About

U.S. Navy officer who sank the CSS Albemarle, a Confederate ironclad ship, during an 1864 nighttime raid.

Before Fame

He attended the U.S. Naval Academy, but his poor grades and his tendency to play pranks on his classmates resulted in his expulsion from the school.

Trivia

He fought in the Civil War battles of Hampton Roads and Fort Fisher.

Family Life

He married Katherine Louis Forbes and had two daughters.

Associated With

He and Nathaniel Benchley both served in the U.S. Navy.