Tag Archive | Cushing

Bold, daring and self-collected under the most trying circumstances–equal to any emergency–never unbalanced by an unexpected contingency, he possesses those great qualities always found in a successful commander. No man in our navy, at his age, has ever won so brilliant a reputation… J. T. Headley, Cushing’s first biographer

There were, to be sure, brave men on both sides of the conflict and while those defending their homes should always be given the greatest accolades there were those fighting for the north who proved their bravery time and again. Typical in more ways than one was William Barker Cushing. Although dismissed from the Naval […]