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  • WILLIAM BARKER CUSHING (1842-1874), American naval officer, born in Delafield, Wisconsin, on the 4th of November 1842.
  • Cushing was distinguished by his readiness to volunteer, his indefatigability, and by his good fortune, the reward of vigilance and intelligence.
  • Lieutenant Cushing undertook the attack on her with a steam launch carrying a spar-torpedo and towing an armed cutter.
  • He and the few men with him were compelled to take to the water; one was killed, another was drowned, Cushing and one other escaped, and the rest were captured.
  • Cushing himself swam to the swamps on the river bank, and after wading among them for hours reached a Federal picket boat.

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