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Delafield in Waukesha County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Cushing Memorial Park

 
 
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By Paul F, July 15, 2010
1. Cushing Memorial Park Marker
Inscription. Cushing Park, dedicated to Civil War heroes William, Alonzo, and Howard Cushing, was Waukesha County’s first state park. The 50 foot Barre’ granite monument stands on part of the original Cushing homestead. The park was a gathering place for the Grand Army of the Republic (Civil War Veterans) and allied organizations. The site was designated a state park in 1915 through efforts of Waukesha County Historical Society and citizens of Delafield. It was turned over to the City of Delafield in May 1980.

Site of the Peace Spring, which was a meeting place for the Potowatomi people.
 
Erected 2006 by Waukesha County Museum and the Hawk’s Inn Historical Society, Inc. (Marker Number 05-01.)
 
Location. 43° 3.684′ N, 88° 24.853′ W. Marker is in Delafield, Wisconsin, in Waukesha County. Marker can be reached from West Main Steet half a mile west of N Genessee Street. Click for map. Located in Cushing Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Delafield WI 53018, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Delafield Fish Hatchery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hawks Inn (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. John's Military Academy
Cushing Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 15, 2010
2. Cushing Memorial Park Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Northwestern Military and Naval Academy (approx. half a mile away); Bishop Jackson Kemper Home Built 1849 (approx. ľ mile away); Nashotah Mission (approx. 1.6 miles away); Lapham Peak (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Lapham Peak (approx. 2.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Delafield.
 
Also see . . .  U.S. Army. Alonzo Cushing is being awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions at Gettysburg. (Submitted on September 16, 2014, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. History of Cushing Memorial Park
Cushing Memorial Park, once an open field, today is a beautiful area filled with large trees. The memorial, which honors three brothers and Civil War heroes - William, Alonzo and Howard Cushing - is situated in the center of these beautiful towering trees. Probably the most famous of the three brothers was Lt. William Cushing, best known for leading the effort which destroyed the rebel ram, Albemarle, a formidable vessel that
Cushing Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Linda Hansen, 2009
3. Cushing Memorial
helped the Confederates capture the port of Plymouth.

The site was set aside as a state park by efforts of Waukesha County Historical Society from 1911 to its dedication on May 31, 1915. The park was a gathering place for Civil War Veterans and related societies.
There is a small stone marker located off to the left of the memorial, which designates the birth place of William and Alonzo Cushing.

Also in the park are a large children's playground and a nice picnic area. At one time a state park, it has been owned by the City of Delafield since 1980.
    — Submitted June 4, 2011, by Linda Hansen of Waukesha, Wisconsin.

 
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Cushing Memorial Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Linda Hansen, 2009
4. Cushing Memorial Plaque
Cushing Brothers Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Linda Hansen, 2009
5. Cushing Brothers Plaque
Cushing Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 15, 2010
6. Cushing Memorial Park
Memorial rocks as seen in the background of the marker picture. "War on Terror" and "Gulf War"
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By Paul F, July 15, 2010
7. Cushing Memorial Park
Another memorial area across parking lot from marker.
 
 
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