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- *Richard Bushnell, the model, webmaster and political commentator is a tracable decendant of David Bushnell
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The end of this sentence is awkward and vague:
"The Turtle eventually sank when it was trying to retreat from British observation, yet a Bushnell family member as sole commander, bailed out and survived."
Hopefully someone can identify the "Bushnell family member." And it seems meaningless to refer to the "sole commander" of a submersible that was intended to carry one person. 850 C (talk) 15:15, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
timing of promotion
The article says that Bushnell was given command of the Corps of Sappers and Miners on August 2, 1779, then it says he was captured on May 6 of that same year. This seems impossible. Was he perhaps given command in 1778? Could someone verify and correct? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 21:49, 29 July 2015 (UTC)