William Barker Cushing
4 November 1842
William Barker Cushing, War Hero, United States
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.
About William Barker Cushing
U.S. Navy officer who sank the CSS Albemarle, a Confederate ironclad ship, during an 1864 nighttime raid.
He married Katherine Louis Forbes and had two daughters.
Friends and colleagues
He and Nathaniel Benchley both served in the U.S. Navy.
He fought in the Civil War battles of Hampton Roads and Fort Fisher.