I have been writing about the four Cushing brothers who served in the U.S. military during the Civil War. Milton and William were in the Navy and Alonzo, who just received the Congressional Medal of Honor, and Howard were in the Army.
I have just made an entry on Milton Cushing in my Saw the Elephant Civil War blog. He was an Assistant Paymaster on the USS Seneca during the war. This ship was one of the 90-Day Gunboats and took part in the attacks on Fort Fisher.